DANAE'S ROLE AS A BIRTH DOULA
What Danae Can Do as Your Doula
Danae can perform different support roles, depending on your needs, which include;
Provide information to enable you to make informed choices, care and support during pregnancy and labour, including breath centred.pre-natal Yoga & birth preparation for the mind.
Support you and your partner during the labour and birth in your home prior to the hospital.
Optimal fetal positioning. Danae is qualified to use Spinning Babies techniques and the holistic practice of Yoga to help your baby settle in positions most helpful for the birthing mother for her labour and birth, to help labour progress smoothly.
Provide support if you are on bed rest (to prevent preterm labour), with gentle seated Yoga & Meditation practices.
How Danae Can Work With You
As preparation for birth Danae will typically:
Meet with you multiple times during your pregnancy for Birth Education and preparation and to build our relationship.
Offer the opportunity for you to practice Pregnancy Yoga in classes LIVE via Zoom
Help you understand all stages of birth, physiologically and emotionally.
Help you develop a clinical care birth plan / preference.
Help you to understand / navigate hospital procedures.
Teach you breathing, sound, active birthing, calm birthing, hypnobirthing and meditation skills.
During labour, Danae will:
Do everything within her power to honour your birthing wishes.
Help you settle into and progress your labour in your home.
Involve and empower your partner (if you have one), to support you
Use Optimal Maternal Positioning techniques to help your labour progress smoothly.
Use movement, rebozo, essential oils, acupressure and holistic techniques to help you. relax/progress labour.
Help you get into comfortable positions, using water if desired. Use smart rest techniques.
Help you get adequate nutrition and fluids.
Help you understand your options and communicate your preferences to the medical staff.
Help you interact with your labour and birth experience.
After delivery, Danae can:
De Brief your birth experience with you
Connect you to home visit Lactation Consultant if needed
Provide additional home therapy treatments for placenta wound healing and adrenal support, using moxa
Why You Might Want to Choose a Doula?
As a result of the continuity of care provided by birth doulas (professional birth support engaged by the client), the Cochrane 2017 research statistics show:
39% decrease in the risk of caesarean delivery and improved opportunity for mother-baby bonding and breastfeeding outcomes, further supporting the health of babies by building their immunity
15% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth
31% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience
10% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief
decrease in length of labour by 41 m minutes on average
38% decrease in a baby presenting with a below 5 APGAR score on birth