The New Mummy Company has an amazing team of Birth Doulas available to support you throughout your pregnancy and labour. Our hand picked team consists of certified, skilled professional Birth Doulas who are vastly experienced attending hundreds of births. Each Doula has their own unique style, which is why we ensure you interview to make the ideal choice for you. However, all our birth doulas have the same aim of making your birth as comfortable as possible while providing you with emotional and physical support as required.
We recommend booking your Birth Doula as far in advance as possible to allow you the opportunity to meet and interview our Birth Doulas ensuring we match you up with the person who has the right philosophy for you and your family.
Early booking also allows you to build a relationship with your Birth Doula and get to know her during your pregnancy. Your Birth Doula can also be your Postpartum Doula if you wish to extend the time you have together. Please let us know at the time of booking if this is something that you are interested in.
Booking your Birth Doula through The New Mummy Company provides peace of mind knowing the stringent background and qualification checks have been completed and also that your Birth Doula will work hand in hand with other members of our team giving you a seamless service. Let us remove any concerns you may have in the selection process during this special time in your life.
A Birth Doula, also known as a Labour Doula is a birth companion to support the mother or the couple during labour. The word doula comes from the Greek meaning “a female servant” and now refers to a professional labour support companion.
At The New Mummy Company our Doulas will support you in your home in the months leading up to your birth answering any questions you may have and helping you plan out your birth plan. This period will allow you to gain a better understanding of what to expect during the labour and delivery of the baby(s)
Our Birth Doulas are the mother’s advocate and your non-medical birth coach ensuring you have continuous emotional, physical and practical support during labour.
Your Birth Doula will help coach you with respect to positioning and guide you through contractions. They will ensure you have the correct information at hand and allow you to ask the appropriate questions of the medical staff at the right time. The Birth Doula will also assist in the first hour or two after birth, usually to ensure that breastfeeding has commenced according to your birth plan.
In essence, our Birth Doula’s will help you get as positive and safe a birth as possible.
Research has shown that women who have a Birth Doula have shorter births, less caesareans, fewer interventions and more positive overall birth experiences. The Birth Doula can also help the medical staff who are busy dealing with the birth and are not necessarily able to provide emotional support. The Birth Doula can concentrate solely on relaxing the mother-to-be, making her less anxious and allowing the medical team to concentrate on their job.
Reference : Continuous Support for Women During Childbirth
In 2012, A study was published in the Cochrane review on the use of continuous support for women during childbirth. In a randomized trial, the researchers reviewed women in labour who either received continuous, one-on-one support or regular nursing care. The results showed that in situations where women received 1:1 support were more likely to have vaginal delivery and less likely to have taken any pain medication during labour. Most women felt positively about childbirth and in fact had shorter labours.
Statistics indicated that when continuous labor support is provided by a doula, women experienced a:
(study link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23076901)
We are asked this question many times and you can have both a midwife and a doula help you during the birthing process. We have provided some information below to help you when deciding the type of support, you are looking for at this most special time.
Birth Doula – A birth doula, also known as a labor doula is a birth companion to support the mother or the couple during labour. The word doula comes from the green meaning “a female servant” and now refers to a professional labour support companion.
Birth Doulas advocate for the mother and are a non-medical birth coach ensuring you have continuous emotional, physical and practical support during labour.
Midwife – A midwife is a trained medical professional, they play a key role during the birthing process. Certified nurse-midwives can do many of the same things as doctors, meaning they can perform gynaecological exams, provide prenatal care, administer pain medications, give labour-inducing drugs, monitor the fetus using electronic equipment, given an epidural and episiotomy and stitch tears.
Contact us today on 1 844 237 4686 to book your Birth Doula in Toronto (wider GTA) & Calgary.Back
When Maria called me to inform me of some recent night nurse details, she first asked how breast feeding was going and I mentioned how painful it was for me. Immediately, she suggested their lactation consultant Mary, and within 30 minutes she had Mary scheduled to come over to my home in less than 24 hours. I was very emotionally raw at that point, and in a lot of pain from the labour, so it was such a comfort to a) not have to contact someone myself but rather have Maria take the reigns and look after everything. All I had to do was be home the next day for Mary’s visit.
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