Why You Need a Doula

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.


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:

  • Affirm 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

  • Unpack trauma

Spiritual Health

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

Physical Health

  • Comfort measures

  • Improved relaxation

  • Increased movement

Clinical

  • Reduces the use of medicine (epidural, pitocin, etc.)

  • Lowers the chances of having a cesarean birth or increases the opportunity of having a VBAC

  • Increased movement