Beth Carey|Niagara Doula

NIAGARA DOULA

DOULA BENEFITS
A birth doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, & informational support during labor, birth & early postpartum. Recent studies show that the presence of a birth doula 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!  

QUALIFICATIONS
As a DONA certified birth and postpartum doula I have provided support to women and their families in Buffalo and WNY for over 15 years. Some of my additional certifications include Hypnobabies ® Doula, Dancing For Birth™  and Madriella. In addition, I have specialized training in the use of acupressure, aromatherapy and rebozo during labor and birth. Visit Doula Match for a complete listing and testimonials from clients. 

COMMUNITY|CLASSES
I am one of the co-founders and co-directors of WNY Doulas. a local doula collaborative that hosts the annual WNY Better Birth Conference. I teach prenatal movement classes and workshops at The Fountain Wellness Center. I am also part of the Catholic Health Prenatal Education Department and teach classes at all three Catholic Health hospitals.  For more information and a complete list of classes visit the CHS website

BIRTH DOULA SERVICES
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 during your labor, birth and early postpartum.  DETAILS


BACKGROUND

Originally from the Atlanta Metro area, I met my husband, John while serving in the US Air Force. We have been married for 30+ years and have five grown children (two daughters and three sons) and recently became grandparents! I have a variety of personal birth experience with my first child born in a military hospital, three births at home and my last child born at Sister’s Hospital in Buffalo. I have always been interested in prenatal nutrition, pregnancy, and childbirth. Being a birth doula is one of my passions and love supporting and educating families during their pregnancy, labor, and transition to parenting!  My other passions include following Christ, family and friends, environmental issues, preparing healthy food, organic gardening, and making her home creative, inviting and reasonably clean :)