Wednesday, October 7, 2009

What's a Doula? Statistical research:





 What's a Doula?

Last year a met a woman who told me a story which starts a few years ago, when she was at a doctor's office, waiting for her appointment and was thumbing through magazines. In one of them she found an article about doula services. She said to herself: What's  a "doula"?
Reading along she found out more about what doula does. She became interested. She came home and went on the internet.
One thing led to another...

So what's a doula?

A doula is a labor support woman, a hand maiden. She aids a birthing laboring woman throughout the birth and stays with her the entire time of the birth (as many hours as the birth lasts). Doula understands physiology and gives emotional support to a woman in labor.
Doula assists the woman and her partner in preparing the birth plan, and provides objective support.  Doula protects a woman's dignity, confidentiality and birth memories.

Doula in Greek means slave. Doula is a woman experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to the mother before, during, and just after childbirth.

Having a female support during labor has been proven to decrease discomfort, help prevent special circumstances and provide easy recovery, breast feeding and alleviate post partum depression.

A HypnoBirthing doula is a great addition to the HypnoBirthing training you had, a person who keeps you on track with your scripts and practice of your birth breathing.

So my heroine became a doula and quit her job of 20 years as an administrative officer in one of the universities in New York, and now passionate about assisting women in birthing their babies. She says, she finally found what she loves to do in life, after her own 3 children and 6 grandchildren, and never knowing about HypnoBirthing, she now has found new meaning to the words Take a Deep Breath and Relax.

With Questions and for more information or for HypnoBirthing doulas contact information go to http://newyorkawareness.com/HypnobirthingNewYork.asp.

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