To my Aboriginal (Black, Brown, and Indigenous) sisters: you need a doula more than any other woman. This does not mean that other women do not need a doula, but let’s be honest, we are not treated right in the healthcare system.
Read Every Mother Counts article, “How Many Black, Brown, & Indigenous People Have To Die Giving Birth” to learn more.
As Latham Thomas says, “Doulas help see through the matrix.”
Below are some of the benefits.
Mental & Emotional Health & Preparation
Investing in your birth is an investment aiding in your mental and emotional health. We help you:
Boost your confidence (self-esteem, body image, reduce doubt, more likely to advocate for self)
Trust self and your team
Increase your mental and emotional health (during each trimester, including postpartum)
Reduce anxiety and grief
This is not religion based, but instead life practices helping you to tap into your femininity. We help you:
Tap into your divinity
Trust your intuition
Learn the science of birth and parenting
Reduces the use of medicine (epidural, pitocin, etc.)
Lowers the chances of having a cesarean birth or increases the opportunity of having a VBAC