Why hire a doula?

DoulaThe word “doula” comes from an ancient Greek word meaning “woman’s servant.” Throughout history women with experience in successful childbirth and nursing have helped other women to birth and care for their newborns. We are proud to continue the tradition of women helping other women through some of the most profound moments of their and their families’ lives. Of course, birthing methods have changed since ancient times, and while modern doulas respect the traditional ways of birthing, they also embrace evidence-based methods, medicine, and the inclusion of partners and families in the birthing process. Having an experienced doula to serve you during your antepartum, birth, and postpartum can reduce stress and increase positive outcomes.

“The continuous presence of a doula during labor and delivery reduced the use of analgesics, forceps delivery, cesarean delivery, and duration of labor time.” – Scott, K., Berkowitz, G., Klaus M. A comparison of intermittent and continuous support during labor: a meta-analysis. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1999;180:1054–1059.

Reasons to hire a doula for your antepartum, labor, birth or postpartum:

  • A focused caregiver dedicated to your comfort when medical staff may have other responsibilities and/or patients
  • Expert advice on breastfeeding at the times you need it most
  • Improvement in birth and postpartum outcomes, including reduction in interventions and increased likelihood of a natural birth if that is what you desire
  • Feel empowered because you have an expert at your side giving you evidence-based answers and experience backed suggestions

Are you ready to learn more about what makes us unique? Take a minute to meet our founders, Heather and Jen or read our philosophy. After learning who we are, view what our doulas in Denver can do for you by viewing our services.