Second Nurture

My Role

I love developing trusting and friendly relationships with you and your family before labour. Providing continuous emotional and practical support, helping you access information and supporting you in your choices whether you choose to have your baby in a home or hospital environment, all delivered in a warm, sensitive and caring way,.

During labour, I help build confidence in your abilities offering continuity of care, providing unconditional support for you and your partners wishes and needs. I offer encouragement, reassurance, comfort and calming measures, physical contact and explanations about progress. Should your labour stall I can use pressure points, massage, essential oils and rebozo to help kick start labour. You are less likely to have analgesia, operative births or report dissatisfaction with your birth experience.

I work with couples and advocate for single women to develop and achieve their birth preferences. I also help to encourage, advise and support the birthing companion so they can benefit by becoming more involved.

I am non judgemental offering unconditional support in your choices however you chose to birth.

The support of a Doula has a positive effect on the birth outcome during pregnancy and birthing and has been shown in a number of studies.
Findings of Hodnett’s et al meta-analysis of 15 trials from N. America, Europe, and Africa(10) Women cared for during labor by a birth doula, compared to those receiving usual care were:

Additional benifits include:

- Shortens first-time labour by an average of 2 hours
- A higher satisfaction with the birth experience
- Improved communication with medical team
- Decreases the need for pain relief
- Reduced levels of fear and anxiety
- Reduced need for ventous or forceps assistance
- Better breastfeeding outcomes
- Lower level of stress hormones
- Increase in mother/infant interaction - Decrease in post-partum depression and anxiety
- Improved parent - Baby bonding
- A higher self esteem.

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