Saturday, December 29, 2007

Birth is about...

Birth is not only about making babies,
it is also about making MOTHERS.
Strong, competent, capable mothers,
who trust themselves &
know their inner strength.
- Barbara Katy Rothman

Doula Services

I believe that every woman should have a labor support person at the birth of their child, if they so wish. Therefore, I offer my services to any who want a childbirth assistant, one who can provide comfort, support & encouragement at this very important time in your life.
My fee is negotiable.. . . . . . that could mean "free" !!

Doulas are ones educated in pregnancy, birth, and postpartum issues (such as breastfeeding)
whom provide informational, emotional and physical support throughout pregnancy,
labor, childbirth and the early postpartum period.

Statistics show that Doulas have considerably positive effects on labor such as:
50% reduction in the cesarean rate
25% shorter labor
60% reduction in epidural requests
40% reduction in oxytocin use
30% reduction in analgesia use
40% reduction in forceps delivery
Source: Mothering the Mother: how a doula can
help you have a shorter, easier, and healthier birth.
(Klaus, Kennell and Klaus, 1993.)

Contact me, Kelly at :