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Jane Stilwell,CD(DONA),BFE(TDH)
Certified Doula , Certified Breastfeeding Educator

I want to help you create a lasting, positive birth memory. To do this, I will help you write a clear and realistic birth plan and remind you when a departure from your plan is suggested. My job as your doula is to help you accomplish your goals in birth-completely natural or with some help from medications, VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean), home birth, whatever you choose. Your healthcare providers' goal is to ensure both you and your baby are healthy, which enables me to focus on helping you create a positive birth memory.
What does a doula provide?

Continual physical, emotional, and informational support to women and their partners during labor and birth. Doulas help and advise on comfort measures such as breathing, relaxation, massage and positioning. They provide assistance to families in gathering information about labor and their individual options. Doulas give continuous emotional reassurance and comfort. They practice non-pharmacological pain relief measures, and assist partners who want to play an active support role. A doula's purpose is to protect the positive memory of this birth and actively support the mother so that she has a safe and satisfying childbirth as she herself defines it.

How Does All This Effect you?

Doulas decrease:

*the number of cesareans
*length of labor
*Pitocin use
*use of narcotics
*requests for epidurals
*the need for forceps/vacuum extractor
*the number of neonatal problems and the incidence of postpartum depression
A recent study also shows improved bonding between mothers and infants when a doula is present for labor and delivery.

Doulas increase:

*the level of maternal satisfaction with her birth experience
*the partners confidence and participation level
*the number of mothers breastfeeding their babies
*the rate of successful breastfeeding at 3 months
*the intensity of mother/infant bonding
*maternal self-esteem

Where to find me...
Labor Of Love services are available
in the DFW area of Texas.

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