Why Do You Even Need A Doula?
Because being pregnant and giving birth can be a huge whirlwind, both physically and emotionally, and you want a positive birth experience.
Hi I’m Kelly Bardon, your Perth based doula, so unless you get pregnant and birth on a regular basis, you've probably never been through Perth's maternity system before, or maybe it was a few years ago and you weren't too thrilled with the experience!
What do the trials say about Doulas?
Results of randomised trials showed that the continuity of emotional care throughout your pregnancy and labour with a doula, had the benefits of
· Shortened labour,
· Decreased need for pain medication,
· Fewer operative deliveries,
· Improved Apgar scores
· Fewer reports of dissatisfaction with the experience of labour”.
In fact one such trial concluded that “expectant mothers matched with a doula had better birth outcomes than did mothers who gave birth without involvement of a doula”
Better outcomes with a doula than without!
Because pregnancy and birth is a very emotional time, you want someone that is independent from family - and is not an employee of the hospital. Someone that you, (and your partner), can talk to easily and comfortably, who will provide you with up-to-date evidence based research - should you want it.
I can show you coping strategies for the demands of labour
A doula will help prevent you from getting overwhelmed when things are thrown at you during pregnancy. She will help you (and your partner) to remain calm and focused during labour.
Practical help and peace of mind
By helping you understand the process, and by staying with you throughout your labour - making sure your physical and emotional needs are being met, a doula can significantly lower the risk of you experiencing the type of birth you were not expecting.
Sure! you can birth without one, but with all those benefits,
why would you want too?
The Right Doula for You
Deciding on a doula is a huge personal step, and choosing the right one can be a little daunting.
This is why my initial consultation is complimentary, as not everyone is a good match.
So if you're looking for a knowledgeable, experienced, mature (been doing this since 1982 remember) find out more,
down-to-earth person, someone that you can talk too easily, then I know we can work together.
Just ask my other clients (Facebook - Doula Matters) reviews here, they'll gladly tell you what they thought of my service.
Call or email me so that we can have a chat about how I can be of service to you.