A Doula's role & 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 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!
As a DONA certified birth and postpartum doula I have provided support to women and their families in Buffalo and WNY for 15 years. Some of my additional certifications and trainings include Madriella, Certified Hypnobabies ® Doula, and the use of acupressure, aromatherapy and rebozo during labor and birth. (Visit Doula Match for a complete listing.) I am also a certified Dancing For BirthTM Instructor and one of the founders and directors of WNY Doulas, a doula collaboration.
How can Niagara Doula help YOU? During our prenatal meeting 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.