There is a good chance your grandmother gave birth surrounded by women who are knowledgeable in the birthing experience. Over time it became more common for women to labor alone in a hospital tended to by staff. Fortunately, these days it is likely you will have your husband with you throughout labor and birth.
A postpartum doula is a woman who provides continuous emotional and physical support to a mother during labor. She visits at a hospital during pregnancy to build a rapport, answer questions and help prepare you for the birth. Once you’re in labor, you can count on your Doula coming to you when you need Bay Area Doulas and staying until after the birth of your baby. She will stay at your home with you in the early months, keeping you comfortable and offering reassurance. Once labor is done, she accompanies you to the hospital and continues her support. This continuity has been proven through research to shorten labors and reduce the likelihood of interventions including medication and cesarean sections. Because each labor is unique, your Doula will adapt to your birth and your needs.
Moreover, she will offer a combination of massage techniques, position changes and verbal support that can help you throughout the birth experience. After the birth of your child, your Doula San Franciscocan help you establish breastfeeding and encourage bonding with your infant.
An experienced Doula permits your partner to participate in the experience without feeling entirely responsible for your emotional and physical needs. Childbirth is a transformational experience for a couple, and a Doula will help you eliminate the fear of the unknown and unpredictable things.
In the days after birth, people prefer using the services of a Postpartum Doula like Shakila. She is trained in the care of new moms and babies and offers services including infant care, housekeeping, breastfeeding support, and emotional support.
You may find some doulas who offer both Birth and Postpartum services to give the best experience. If you choose Birth Doula make sure you are very comfortable with her. She should be familiar with you and your family with the birthing process, but not necessarily need to have given birth herself. The number of births she has managed may be less important for a family then the confidence you feel in her presence. Make sure to ask about her education and most importantly her philosophy on birth.
Doulas in San Francisco are trained in infant-mother care and may have other skills and certifications that you would value.
For more information, visit https://doulasbythebay.com/