What's A Doula
A doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and educational support to a birthing person before, during and shortly after childbirth to help them achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.
Benefits of Hiring a Doula
o 28% Less likely to have a cesarean section
o 31 % less likely to use synthetic oxytocin to speed up labor
o 9% less likely to use any pain medication
o 34% less likely to rate their childbirth experience negatively
“Position Paper: The Birth Doula’s Role in Maternity Care” DONA International
"Sanyika was exactly what my husband and I needed our birthing experience! Prior to going into labor, we sat and had a conversation to cover all the specifics concerning the big day. Sanyika was very accommodating and opened up her schedule in case our little one arrived early. Well, I went into labor a week early and she was one call away, ready to be there for us! After a few hours in the hospital with little to no pain, she showed up shortly after midnight to assist me. It was right on time because that's when the pain began. Through the entire process, she was a source of comfort, encouragement and strength. She used techniques to minimize the pain from my contractions and was present: fully invested physically and emotionally through the entire process. She also shared the experience of welcoming our little girl into the world and held her for the first time shortly after. If you're looking for a doula who is the real deal, use Sanyika! She created a less stressful environment for me to welcome life and I am truly thankful she was there."