Doula Services located in Green Bay, Wi.

The word "Doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.

What does a Doula do?

"A doula (professional labor assistant) provides physical and emotional support to you and your partner during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.

For instance, a doula might offer:

  • Attention to physical comfort through techniques such as touch and massage and assistance with breathing.

  • Emotional reassurance, comfort and encouragement

  • Information about what's happening during labor and the postpartum period, including explanations of procedures.

  • Help with facilitating communication between you and the hospital staff

  • Guidance and support for loved ones.

  • Assistance with breast-feeding.

Often, however, a doula's most important role is to provide continuous support during labor and delivery. Although research is limited, some studies have shown that continuous support from doulas during childbirth might be associated with:

  • A decreased use of pain relief medication during labor

  • A decreased incidence of C-sections

  • A decrease in the length of labor

  • A decrease in negative childbirth experiences

A doula might add another opinion to the mix when decisions need to be made about labor and delivery. However, a doula doesn't provide medical advice as a midwife or obstetric doctor would do or replace the role of your health care team. Also, fees and insurance coverage vary."  Yvonne Butler Tobah, M.D., 3
Why do I need a Doula?
Numerous studies have documented the benefits of having a doula present during labor. A recent Cochrane Review, Continuous Support for Women During Childbirth, showed a very high number of positive birth outcomes when a doula was present. With the support of a doula, women were less likely to have pain-relief medications administered and less likely to have a cesarean birth. Women also reported having a more positive childbirth experience. 1

Other studies have shown that having a doula as a member of the birth team decreases the overall cesarean rate by 50%, the length of labor by 25%, the use of oxytocin by 40%, and requests for an epidural by 60%.2

Doulas often use the power of touch and massage to reduce stress and anxiety during labor. According to physicians Marshal Klaus and John Kennell, massage helps stimulate the production of natural oxytocin. The pituitary gland secretes natural oxytocin to the bloodstream (causing uterine contractions) and to the brain (resulting in feelings of well-being and drowsiness, along with a higher pain threshold).

Historically it was thought that intravenous oxytocin does not cross from the bloodstream to the brain in substantial amounts and, therefore, does not provide the same psychological benefits as natural oxytocin. However, more recent studies indicate that oxytocin administered nasally and/or intravenously may cross from the bloodstream to the brain. Nonetheless, doulas can help mothers experience the benefits of oxytocin naturally without the use of medication.
A:  Doula services are customized,  intimate and difficult, and often cannot be described accurately in print. We like to have the opportunity to explain to you exactly what your expectations of our Doulas should be while engaging in our services.  We also would like to speak with you in order to understand what  your needs and desires.  We want to customize our services to be exactally what you and your family needs. 
 Most of the packages will run around $700; however, there are options and price reduction for families with lower incomes.  

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