Monday, September 25, 2017

"Doula"~ a funny Greek term for someone who serves a mother-to-be.

ABDA 3 of us-rev2      We offer continuous and familiar labor support, at home and in hospital.  Statistics show this type of support is very beneficial to pregnant women and their babies.  Our services are available to any woman who is pregnant, regardless of the type of delivery.  Whether medicated, non-medicated, natural, induced, or cesarean and especially vaginal after cesarean, we can help you create a more pleasurable birth experience. 

     Hiring a doula has many benefits, both physical and emotional.  Many women are unsure of what to expect during pregnancy and labor.  There are so many things to consider and choices to make.  Our doulas have received contemporary training in caring for a family, a newborn and especially a new mommy.  They know the hospitals of Abilene and surrounding towns, and have worked with their doctors.   Our goal is to educate you about childbirth, teach your partner how to best help during the process, and normalize this time so as to ensure an optimal birth experience. 

     During this precious time in your life, it is important to be confident in your ability to be a good mother.  Our desire is to equip you and your partner in learning how to makie well-informed decisions for your baby's well-being as well as your own.  It takes a comforting, loving and understanding person to take care of a new family.  As much as we love our own family, and our clients, we can show you that same love and care too!  Call for your free consultation, and together your birth experience can be made memorable!   

A woman who is supported by a doula continuously through labor and birBabybasketblueth, who was not a staff member at the hospital or part of the woman’s social network, can experience a:

31%  decrease in the use of Pitocin

28%  decrease in the risk of C-section

12%  increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth

9%  decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief

14%  decrease in the risk of newborns being admitted to a special care nursery

34%  decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience

 

Here is our sources for these statistics:                                                                               Evidence Based Birth                                                    Child Birth Connection