The Birthing Tree | [DFW Birth Doula] | 682-936-9530

Why hire a doula?

Studies show that women who hire doulas:
Have a shorter labor - Have lower epidural rates - Have lower cesareans rates - Are not as likely to use pitocin - Have lower forceps delivery rates - Are less likely to use analgesia​
Laney Sweet | dfw birth and bereavement doula

Every mother deserves unconditional, continuous support.


            

A Doula:


Recognizes birth as a key life experience that the mother will remember all her life
understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor

Assists the woman and her partner in preparing for and carrying out their plans for the birth

Stays by the side of the laboring woman throughout the entire labor

Provides emotional support, physical comfort measures, an objective viewpoint, and assistance to the woman in getting the information she needs to make informed and educated decisions

Facilitates communication between the laboring woman, her partner, and clinical care providers

Perceives her role as one who nurtures and protects the woman's memory of her birth experience

 


What is a doula?

 

 A woman who serves birthing families. A trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth.


Labor Support
Woman Support
​Family Support