Giving birth is an amazing experiences; it’s one of the most intimate, life-changing moments of a woman’s life. Understanding how important it is for a laboring woman to feel supported and comforted throughtout her pregnancy, labor, and birth expereicne, A Pampered Beginning Doula Service was born.
What does a doula do?
A doula is part of the birth team – she does not take the place of the father or
family. In fact, doulas are often hired to assist the father or partner. Knowing
doulas are trained labor assistants helps provide a significant source of
reassurance for the laboring couple. And, because the mother-to-be has met
with her doula prior to the onset of labor, a bond has been established that can
be comforting during her labor. Doulas are also referred to as birth companions,
birth assistants or labor professionals.
A Birth or Labor Doula – is dedicated to empowering the woman throughout
her labor. She is by the woman’s side, offering continual support, helping the
mother stay relaxed and focused. By staying relaxed, a women is better able to
deal with the pain of labor. As your doula, I can provide you with a wide range
of comforts; massage, focused breathing, a warm bath and positioning,
reassuring you along the way that you can do this! I also help your birth partner
remain confident in his role during the birthing process.
The Postpartum Doula provides comfort and support to the new mother (and
father) during the first few weeks after the baby’s birth. She can demonstrate
new baby care; bathing the baby, help with breastfeeding techniques or look
after older siblings. She might simply watch the baby while the new mother
sleeps. A postpartum doula may also run errands, prepare meals and do light