What is a birth doula?

A doula is a professional personal who accompanies a woman during her pregnancy, labor and the first hours with a new born.

We are a birth specialist but we don't practice ANY medical skill, our job is to have a big and deep connection with a women during her labor and helping her through the empowerment to reach her goals during this process.

Every woman is different and every doula is different too, that's the reason why we have different skills and technics to help women.

Some of the tecnics that we use, but is not restricted to, visualizations, vocalizations, breathing technics, acupressure points, the use of the Rebozo, different positions, specific body movements, and many other resources that we know base on evidence and experience that are helpful to decrease pain during labor, help the baby to descend, woman relaxation, help the partner and family to involve during labor.

Is a doula important during labor?

Yes, we are. Now there are more scientific articules that explain the benefits of having a doula during your labor. Here are some numbers from Evidence Based Birth:

 

31% Decrease in the use of Pitocine

28% Decrease in the risk of a C-section

12% Increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth

9% Decrease in the use of any medication for pain relief

14% Decrease in the risk of newborns being admitted to a special care nursery

34% Decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience

Is a doula for me?

 

If your already are looking at this page I will say: Yes!

If you are looking for a unique experience, if you want to receive your baby with love but most of all if you want that your birth experience be different, empowering and transformative for the rest of your life hire a doula, you will not regret.

 

Metztli

Doula

Tel: (858) 634-0509

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San Diego, California