Considering extra support for your upcoming birth? Looking for someone to guide you through the journey? Learn more about doula care and reasons to consider hiring a doula to be a part of your team.
1. Doulas Are All About You
During your pregnancy doulas answer the 1, 10 or the 100 questions you have. You can call, email, text them when needed and allowing you to feel really heard and supported at all times. Come labour and delivery time their focus is on you, while your healthcare practitioners focus on your sweet babe. They are there to offer up anything you need: informational support, emotional support, physical support...and even support for other members of your family and team.
2. Calming Energy
Labour can be a period filled with unknowns and questions which can lead to uncertainty and anxiety. When you have a doula, they are there for you. They will help normalize what you are experiencing, answer questions, and calm your anxieties. They are your support system and continue supporting you throughout your entire birth.
3. Proven Benefits Of Having A Doula
Studies have shown that when doulas attend births, labours are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily. In fact doulas are so important, the World Heath Organization has recommended that every mama-to-be have one.
A doula's support can:
- shorten labour by about 1.5 hours
- decrease chance of cesarean birth by 51%
- decrease the use for pain medication by 36%
- reduce the need for pitocin by 71%
- reduce the need for forceps by 57%
- help partners participate with confidence
- facilitate mother-baby bonding & breastfeeding
4. Support For Your Partner
Birth can be a challenging time for your partner too. They will be full of questions and concerns, wondering how best to support you. Your doula plays a crucial role in helping your partner become involved in the birth to the extent he/she feels comfortable. They can answer your partner's questions, provide reassurance and ease their fears so you can fully concentrate on yourself and your little one.
5.Your Doula Will Be Your Personal Resource Guide
One of your Birth Doula's most important roles is to educate you about the birth process and provide you with information so you can feel confident and ready for delivery.
Your doula will offer educated advice in a personal, nonclinical way, and they can help answer questions that are very specific to your pregnancy.
We have a team of experienced doulas who are ready to support you.
You're In Good Hands: Meet Our Doula Team
Request a complimentary doula interview.
Attend our free information session to get answers to all of your questions and have the opportunity to meet several Toronto doulas. See if doula care is right for you!
FREE: Doula Information Session
Mon Jan 7th 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Join other expectant parents who are interested in learning more about doula care in Toronto. These sessions answer specific questions about what birth and postpartum doulas do, what a typical doula package includes, and explain how doulas work with partners and care providers. This is a great opportunity to meet local doulas without making any commitments towards hiring.
Come alone or bring partners, friends or family members who might be supporting you.