Niagara Doula

Providing Experienced Doula Services in Buffalo & WNY

As a certified birth doula in Buffalo and Western New York I have provided birth and labor support to families for over 12 years.  I  am currently certified through DONA International and Madriella. Some of my additional certifications and training include: Acupressure for Pregnancy & Labor Certification, Certified Hypnobabies ® Childbirth Hypnosis Doula Certified Dancing For Birth TM instructor, rebozo, Doula Trainer and CAPPA trained pregnancy  fitness educator. Visit Doula Match for a complete listing. I maintain professionalism by adhering to the DONA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for Birth and Postpartum Doulas. I am also able to offer a wide range of birth professional services through WNY Doulas, a collaboration of WNY's most experienced birth professionals.

How can Niagara Doula help YOU? During our prenatal meetings you will create a birth and postpartum plan, learn and practice various positions of comfort and much more! When early labor actually begins I am available to support you in early labor at home with acupressure and other physical comfort measures. I will remain with you & your birth partner during your active labor, birth and early postpartum. Contact me at 716-510-8666

Role of a Doula and benefits:
A birth doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, & informational support during labor, birth & early postpartum. In six clinical trials Drs. Klause & Kennell showed that the presence of a doula did the following: shortened first-time labor by an average of 2 hours, decreased the need for pain medication, decreased the chance of cesarean by 50%, helped  birth partners participate with more confidence and increased the chance of  successful  breastfeeding!