Dawna Doula- A Trusted Resource for Birth

Why Should You Hire Dawna Doula?

Dawna Doula believes birth is the most intimate and exciting event in a families life also, birth can be scary and intense. For this reason, when birth is trying and challenging, Dawna Doula brings reassurance, comfort and knowledge into your life changing moment. Furthermore, Dawna will empower and guide both the mother and her support team through the natural challenges her birth may present to them. Most often it is overlooked that your partner and your family are having a baby too, as a result, Dawna will create a comfortable environment and be aware of your entire team’s needs. Dawna Doula draws upon her knowledge in addition to her training in childbirth and the experience she has gained through working with hundreds of expectant families.  Dawna Doula will encourage the laboring mom to remain calm, confident, and empowered.

Dawna Doula at London's birth

Does it matter who provides continuous support in labor?

The most recent systematic review looked closely at how effects of labor support varied by type of person providing labor support, and offers new knowledge (Hodnett and colleagues 2011).Effects were strongest when the person was neither a member of the hospital staff nor a person in the woman’s social network, and was present solely to provide one-to-one supportive care. Compared with women who had no continuous support, women with companions (such as a doula) who were neither on the hospital staff not in the woman’s social network were:

 

 

28% less likely to have a cesarean section
31% less likely to use synthetic oxytocin to speed up labor
9% less likely to use any pain medication
34% less like to rate their childbirth experience negatively.

Support provided by a person that the woman selected from her social network (for example, her partner, husband, other family member, or friend) increased her satisfaction, but did not seem to impact her use of obstetric interventions. Support provided by a member of the hospital staff (such as a nurse) did not seem to impact a woman’s likelihood of having a cesarean or her satisfaction. The authors note that hospital employees may have divided loyalties and other duties, and may be influenced by hospital policies, which could limit the impact of their supportive care.

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