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|About||I am a Breastfeeding Counsellor and Doula. Doulas provide emotional support and physical comfort for labouring moms.|
As a doula my main role is to support mothers during the labor process. I have training in providing emotional support, and physical comfort during labor. Some of the things in my tool kit include massage, acupressure, different stretches and birthing positions to improve pain tolerance and pushing efficacy, as well as lots of encouragement and coaching.
Although it doesn't sound like much, research has shown that having a doula tends to shorten births, reduce the need for interventions and pain medications, reduces negative feelings about the experience and increases overall satisfaction with the birth process.