Peaceful babies, Happy families, Birth and Postpartum doulas make the difference.

Birth Blessings

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website today. We are a  group of certified doulas working side by side with new families. With our gentle guidance, we will help you to make informed decisions  throughout the many stages of  labor, birth and parenthood.

 

What is a Doula?

A doula also known as a labor coach and originating from the Ancient Greek word doula meaning female servant is a trained woman who assists a woman, as well as her partner, before, during, or after childbirth. A doula provides physical assistance, and emotional support. The provision of continuous support during labor, provided by doulas is associated with improved maternal and fetal health and a variety of other benefits. Additionally, a doula is sometimes hired to work with families beyond the postpartum stages, providing continued physical and emotional support. The goal of a doula is to ensure the mother and her partner feel safe and confident before, during, and after delivery.

Benefits of a Birth Doula 

Studies have shown that women who have the continuous support – like that of a doula – with them during labor, and birth experienced:

  • An overall reduction of 28% in cesarean deliveries;

  • A reduction in the length of labor;

  • A 31% reduction in the use of Pitocin (a drug used to induce labor);

  • A 12% increase in the likelihood of spontaneous vaginal birth, that is, birth without assistance of forceps or vacuum;

  • A 9% reduction in the use of pain medications;

  • A 14% decrease in the risk of newborns being admitted to a special care nursery

  • 34% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience*

 

 

* Hodnett ED, Gates S, Hofmeyr G, Sakala C. Continuous support for women during childbirth. 
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD003766. 
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003766.pub5

 

 

Services

  • Birth Doulas

  • Postpartum Doulas

  • ​Childbirth Education Classes

  • Maternity Concierge

  • Belly Casting Parties

  • Baby Planning

  • Breastfeeding Support

  • Bringing Baby Home Class

Testimonials

 

“I just wanted to thank you for all of your help with Hadley's birth. It meant so much to Pat and I to have your support and knowledge in this brand new experience".

Maggie

 

"Josie, you're amazing! Thank you for everything! Truly a blessing. Sean & I & baby Lucian are so thankful for you."

Amanda (VBA2C)

 

"You helped me with the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. Now we have a beautiful baby girl"!

MaryJean

 

Thank you so much for giving me the most cherished - rewarding & memorable birth experience I could have ever imagined. My experience felt full of love, prayer, hope & strength... Because of your guidance I was able to cherish baby Eowyn the moment she entered my world".

Evita

© 2014-2019 by BirthBlessings. All rights reserved.