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Benefits of a Doula

Evidence has shown that having a doula present at your birth...

Reduces negative feelings about one's birth

Reduces the rate of cesareans

Results in shorter labors with fewer complications

Fewer mothers request medications

Less use of forceps, vacuum extractors, or pitocin

Reduces postpartum depression

Supporting Women through
Pregnancy and Birth

I am a DONA trained birth doula and Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Doula serving Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas. I provide emotional, physical, and informational support to women before, during, and just after birth. My goal is to give nonjudgemental support to help families achieve the birth they want.

What is a Doula?

The word "doula" means "a woman who serves". A doula is a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous support to a woman and her partner during labor and birth.  Doulas do not replace partners.  A doula can assist the mother's partner and work together as a team to provide the best experience possible. 

"I do not care what kind of birth you have... A homebirth. Scheduled cesarean. Epidural hospital birth. Or if you birth alone in the woods next to baby deer. I care that you had options. That you were supported in your choices, and that you were respected.

                                   -January Harshe

                                  Birth Without Fear