Please visit pensacolabirthservices.com to find out more about my doula services. I am so pleased to announce that Courageous Motherhood, LLC, is now working with Pensacola Birth Services, LLC, to service our clients.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Why do I need a doula if I have other support like my husband, mother, friend, sister, etc?
I encourage however much or however little support people a mother wants. The difference between a doula and everyone else is her training, experience, and professional relationship to the client. My philosophy is that if members of the support team want to be involved, I will guide them in how they can best support whether it's how to massage, tips on acupressure, when to use a cool washcloth to dab a brow, and so on. The effect of doulas versus other team members has been researched and found to improve outcomes of birth from decreasing the likelihood of C-section to decreasing the overall length of labor. Doulas are just as much a support for team members as they are for the mother. I make sure they are able to take a bathroom break, eat, or simply know that the laboring mother is okay. It is my responsibility to provide the tools and confidence necessary to any member of the birth team and guide them through the experience.
Q. What sets you apart from other doulas?
This area is blessed with so many options for doulas. I work closely with many of these amazing doulas and utilize them as back up. Some differences are
My knowledge and training in pregnancy fitness, the female pelvis, and optimal fetal positioning
My openness to support a mother no matter if she chooses natural (unmedicated) childbirth or not
My experience working in all hospitals as well as in the home and with many care providers
My experience with many different methods of childbirth as well as training in childbirth hypnosis