Research has shown that having a Doula present at birth;
Shortens first time labour by an average of 2 hours
decreases the chance of caesarean section by 50%
decreases the need for pain medication
helps fathers participate with confidence
increases success in breastfeeding
(Klaus, Kenneell and Klaus, 1993)
A survey of birth Doulas in 2013 conducted by Nurturing Birth showed that;
Only 12.5% of births supported by Doulas ended in caesarean section, just under half the national rate of 25.5%
26.3% of women had a home birth with doula support, compared with the 2.4% national rate
epidural uptake was less than 15% compared to a 62.9% national average (49.3% spontaneous births)
96.4% of women who gave birth supported by a doula initiated breastfeeding, and of those 81.4% were still exclusively feeding at 6 weeks (as compared to 73% and 47.2%)
This research has been published in MIDRS and can also be found to download on the Nurturing Birth website
NEW BIRTH PREPARATION COURSES
Prepare for your birth in your own home, or in a group. See birth preparation page for details.
***NEW VENUE TO BE OPEN FOR SEPTEMBER 2019*** I am excited to introduce new courses at 'THE SNUG' at my new office in Brixham. Please contact me for more information or watch the website for updates, thanks.
New Hypnobirthing course options See Hypnobirthing or Birth Doula pages for more information
MOTHER BLESSING CEREMONIES
hosted by Emma
see page for details
BUMP BABY AND BEYOND TORBAY EVENT- I will be exhibiting here, come and say hello!
22nd March 2020 -English Rivierea Centre- Torquay, 10am-3pm
WATERBIRTH? If you are considering a home water birth please contact me for a 10% discount on a pool from BIRTHPOOL IN A BOX