Doulas provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support before, during and just after childbirth.
Studies have shown that when doulas attend births, labours are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily.
A doula provides objective information to a woman and her partner so that they are able to make informed decisions. A doula facilitates communication between a labouring woman, her partner, and clinical care providers (including both midwives and obstetricians). A doula helps the woman’s partner to participate in the labour at their own comfort level.
Dr Caralei Peters ND offers doula services to women and their partners as part of Naturopathic services. Contact the clinic if you would like more information.