A doula is someone who will support women and their families through pregnancy and most importantly, through childbirth. The support of the doula is more practical, emotional and therapeutic than it is medical. A doula will do everything in her power to ensure that you have the most satisfying and empowered time that you can possibly have during the late stages of your pregnancy and giving birth.
Why would I need a doula?
According to recent studies, women who are supported by doulas benefit by experiencing shorter labors and lower rates of epidural anesthesia and caesarian section deliveries. The study also found that a smaller percentage of their babies suffered from fetal distress and/or were admitted to neonatal intensive care units.
I began my journey as a Doula when I started to be asked by my massage clients to attend their birth.
I would like to help you to find confidence to follow your instincts. How you bring this new person into the world can determine so much in your parenting and the life of your child. I want to help you have the best possible experience in your childbirth and the early postpartum days, whatever that might mean for you!
I treat every family and baby I work with as an individual, with their owns needs and experiences separate from others.
I would love to speak with you more about supporting you and your family with non-judgmental support and care.
Priscilla Ferreira-About Being a Doula
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