Below is a list of some of the things a Doula will do for you:

  • Provide fact based information to help you make informed decisions regarding your birth

  • Discuss the differences between midwives and Obstetricians 

  • Help explain  home birth or hospital birth protocol

  • Come to your home to help you labour , and help you decide when its best to call the midwife or transfer to the hospital

  • Assist you with setting up your hospital room so you are comfortable

  • Assist with setting up your home for birth

  • Provide comfort with pain-relief techniques
    including breathing techniques, relaxation
    techniques, massage, and laboring positions


  • Encourage participation from the partner
    and offer reassurance


  • Provide breastfeeding guidance and support

  • Provide guidance on new born care

Did you know Studies have shown that having a Doula can lead to the following:

  • 17% decrease in the use of Pitocin*
  • 28% decrease in the risk of C-section*
  • 12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth*
  • 9% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief
  • 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*


*2012, Hodnett et al. Read the study here:

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