Tracie Brecka, Doula, right, and expectant mother Chanille Withman practice holding a newborn baby after birth with a doll
Are you pregnant? Have you considered a doula?
A doula is someone who is specifically trained to provide emotional, physical, and informational support for during, before, and after Labor. I am not medically trained so I do not do any medical procedures.
Specifically for me, that means you will have constant support from me from the day you hire me. You will be able to reach me by phone and email. Then, I will be with you from when you call me in labor until 2 hours after you have delivered your baby. I am not there to take the place of your partner or replace your mom. I am there in addition to this if that’s what you chose. I work with your partner or anyone else that is there to make sure you are comfortable and that they are also.
It has been proven that with a Doula in attendance of birth, the rate of a C-Section is cut by 50%. Also, families can experience 25% shorter labor, less need for use of epidural, less need for a forceps delivery, and lower use of oxytocin (Pitocin) during labor. (americanpregnancy.org)
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My philosophy is that each woman knows what kind of birth she would want and her body knows how to do it. I am here to help and support her decisions and give information as I can