What exactly is a doula?

The goal of a doula is to help the mother have the most positive, satisfying, and safe birth experience possible. 
A doula offers emotional and physical support to a woman and her partner before, during and after childbirth. 

Doula support allows the whole family to relax and enjoy the experience as well. 

PlanetJoy: Birth provides massage, reassurance and encouragement, and provides a safe space to talk through emotional blockages which may come up during pregnancy and in labour.

During the birthing process, a doula acts as an advocate for the mother. A doula is the eyes and ears in the room, ensuring the mother feels heard, safe, protected, and cared for. 

Studies have shown that having a doula as a member of the birth team decreases the overall cesarean rate by 50%, the length of labor by 25%, the use of synthetic oxytocin by 40%, and requests for an epidural by 60%.

PlanetJoy: Birth uses the power of touch and massage to reduce stress, depression, and anxiety during the prenatal months, during labor, and in the months following the birthing process. 

Pregnant and considering having a doula? Email me today at PlanetJoyeaux[at]gmail.com and we can sit down with some tea and discuss more details. 

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