Why should you hire a doula?
A doula is a mother figure of the most ancient kind.
Her life experience and knowledge empower you.
She is a reassuring presence who will always listen to you
and support you in your chosen path.
She will remind you of these choices and the reason you made them.
She sees the real you.
Her understanding of your journey supports self-confidence.
She eases pain with a touch, a word or a look.
She aids your partner in becoming involved in the whole process.
She is your birth advocate.
She is your birth body guard!
“If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”
– Dr John H Kennell
‘Doula’ is the Greek word meaning
‘in the service of women’
She offers continual emotional support, education and physical comfort to the mother for home and hospital births, before, during and after birth.
Don’t believe us? Here are the stats…
According to research by Klaus, Klaus and Kennell (1991), with a doula;
- The length of labour is decreased by 25%.
- Caesarean birth rate is lowered by 50%.
- Use of pain medication is reduced by 30%.
- Requests for epidurals are reduced by 60%.
- There is a decreased use of forceps by 40%.
- There is a decreased use of synthetic oxytocin (inductions / augmentation) by 40%.
Book today for your free special doula consultation upon completion of The Birth Hub course:
Sherelle and Charlene work independently as doulas in Cape Town hospitals and are also in attendance at home births. When you complete The Birth Hub course, you are entitled to a free one-hour consultation with Sherelle or Charlene to discuss doula offerings.