The Benefits of a Labor Support Doula
The benefits of the continuous support of a trained labor support person is well documented. Both low and high risk women have better outcomes when a doula is present. A study compilation from Cochrane Review validates these findings about the continuous presence of a doula during labor.
The Cochrane Review finds, “Continuous support during labour may improve outcomes for women and infants, including increased spontaneous vaginal birth, shorter duration of labour, and decreased caesarean birth, instrumental vaginal birth, use of any analgesia, use of regional analgesia, low five-minute Apgar score and negative feelings about childbirth experiences.”
Sibling Care During Labor
Trained and Experienced With the Care of Older Siblings
At Birthways, we understand the unique joys and challenges your child is experiencing with becoming an older sibling. Your doula can:
Support For Your Older Child or Children During Your Labor
Birthways Sibling Care During Labor can help the children in your family prepare and adjust to coming baby and even support them while you give birth. Whether you are planning for your older child or children to attend the birth, or if you need a loving caregiver to care for the big brother or sister at home, a Birthways doula can help.
Sibling Care During Labor:
Sibling Care During Labor Package for $900 includes:
- 1 Get To Know You Visit of up to 3 hours for doula to spend with your family
- On-call beginning at 37 weeks through birth
- Up to 24 hours of continuous care
- Additional Visits and Care also available at special hourly rates
We also offer our Customizable A La Carte Option if you have a shorter on-call need with day rates.
Get the Support, Comfort and Confidence You Deserve! Let's Explore How We Can Help.
For over 20 years, Birthways has provided expert support for Chicago-area families during the childbearing year with compassionate, knowledgeable, and affirming care. Founded by renowned postpartum expert Karen Laing, our doulas are carefully screened, trained, supported and experienced to meet your unique needs. With expertise ranging from education to lactation to sleep, Birthways is committed to providing compassionate, affirming support for expectant and new families.
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