The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves."
I love serving families throughout their pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. Doulas have been shown to help lower intervention rates, simply by being present at a birth. They also help families to have a more positive view of their birth experience.
A Birth Doula...
*Photography by Birth Boot Camp
But what does this really look like when labor is actually happening...
Evidenced Based Birth provides wonderful statistics about the physiological benefits of a doula. When continuous labor support was provided by a doula, women experienced a:
Alabama Births is now providing Doula services and Birth Boot Camp childbirth education classes to Gadsden and the surrounding areas. We look forward to serving you!
Drop a comment and tell us about YOUR favorite doula!
My name is Jillian and I am a Doula, Childbirth Educator, Placenta Encapsultor, and Trainer for Birth Boot Camp, living in the Rainbow City, Alabama. I believe in women and that they deserve support throughout their pregnancy and births no matter what method of birth they desire. I myself am a mother to 4 girls; each of their births were vastly different.