'If a doula were a drug then it would be unethical not to use it' - John H. Kennell , MD
Because giving birth is a huge event and in some cases a really daunting one.
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 to thrilled with the experience!
So doesn't it make sense to have someone by your side that is trained and familiar with the process of birth and the system?
A doula can improve the experience, for you, (your Partner),and your baby in many ways. Results of randomised trials of the benefits of having a doula included “shortened labour, decreased need for pain medication, fewer operative deliveries, improved Apgar scores and fewer reports of dissatisfaction with the experience of labour”.
A doula can also reduce anxiety by being someone that you, (and your partner), can talk to easily and comfortably. By helping you understand the process and 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.
Let’s face it, the last thing you need entering motherhood is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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