Many expectant parents have anxiety over labor and delivery as it draws closer. To feel this stress is completely normal. For parents who feel they need a little extra support, a birth doula may be a good option. Birth doulas provide physical and emotional support during labor. They are usually hired and paid by the expecting family.
Is it Expensive?
The cost varies depending on the doula’s training and experience (some have hundreds or even thousands of deliveries under their belts!). If you’re interested in hiring a doula for the birth of your baby but are on a limited budget, not to worry! Doulas who are still building up their expertise or doulas in training may be just as qualified yet affordable. And most doulas, regardless of their fees, offer payment plans according to your needs.
What do Birth Doulas do?
More and more families are willing to pay because of the positive effects doulas can have on the birthing experience. Because doulas guide moms through each contraction step-by-step (and help birth partners feel more involved in the process as well), many doula-supported births avoid the use of medical intervention. Doulas do not replace the roles of healthcare providers or nurses, but instead serve as a valuable personal resource to families leading up to and during the birth of their babies.
Do I need to hire a Birth Doula?
You certainly don’t need to hire a doula in order to have a positive birth experience, but if you’re hoping to achieve a specific birthing goal, such as an unmedicated birth, home birth, or vaginal birth after cesarean, hiring a doula may be a good choice for you.
For more information about birth doulas check out Newborn 101.
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