What Do Doulas Do?

Physical Support:

Position ideas for comfort and labor progression cross over with hands-on comfort measures like comforting touch, counter pressure, breathing techniques, and more for families. A Doula’s skilled hands and positioning tools can often help a malpositioned baby find its way through the pelvis and into the birthing parent’s arms.

Emotional Support.

Doulas help families to feel supported, easing the emotional experience of birth and also helping to create a space where the hormones of labor can work at their best. Whether a birth is completely unmedicated or medically very complex, every family can benefit from nurturing and connection at this tender, incredible time in their lives.

Partner Support:

Whether it’s a romantic partner, a friend, or another family member, the birth partner’s experience matters in birth. Doulas are there to support every birth partner in being as involved as they’d like with the birth. Physical and emotional support make a huge difference for everyone involved.

Evidence-Based Information and Advocacy

KhanDoulaBaby is trained to help families connect with evidence-based resources so they can ask great questions and make informed decisions about their births. I serve as a bridge of communication between women and their providers, lifting them up to help them find their voices and advocate for the very best care.

*Source: DONA International | Learn More

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Did you know...

Women supported by birth Doulas during their labor and birth are:

25% less likely to give birth via cesarean section

34% less likely to rate their birth experience as negative

31% less likely to need synthetic oxytocin

10% less likely to use pain medication