Giving birth to a baby is so much more than a physical experience. It is a key life event full of emotion and meaning. Doulas understand this and help to enhance your experience while improving outcomes. A birth doula works with mom and partner to carry out your birth plan and facilitate communication with your care provider. A doula will be a continuous presence offering physical comfort measures, emotional support, and information to aid in making informed decisions. Our goal is to create a culture of care for women in the greater Chattanooga area and to increase awareness of the doula profession.
Birth Services include:
Two prenatal meetings
Birth Plan consultation
Prenatal and postpartum informational support
Labor support at home and/or the hospital
One postpartum visit
Doulas Improve Outcomes!
** shorter labors with less need for Pitocin or forceps/vacuum
**less likely to request pain medication or epidurals
** a 28% decrease in the risk of C-section
**Babies have better Apgar scores and less need for special care after birth
** greater satisfaction with the birth experience and greater success in breastfeeding