Calm Birth Doula Support
Our Edinburgh Calm Birth Doula Support can provide you and your partner with a familiar and comforting presence during the birth of your baby. This can help to take the pressure off you and your partner, as well as making sure you have all the information you need to make informed decisions so that you feel calm and in control of your birth choices.
What is a doula?
During the birth, a doula will be a support to you and your partner. She will be very sensitive to the emotional bond and intimate connection between you and your partner and will work intuitively with you both during the birth responding to your individual needs as the birth experience unfolds. At times this will mean she remains quietly in the background or will leave the room for a while to give the couple private time together: at other times, especially as the childbirth intensifies, she may become more involved with guidance on position changes and may offer other comfort measures such as massage and relaxation techniques, if these are desired.
Why hire a doula?
Recent research has highlighted that the presence of a doula during childbirth can reduce the length of childbirth and reduce the incidence of induction, augmentation, episiotomies and caesarean sections. Women supported by a doula can feel reassured, safe, calm and in control of their birth experience.