Do I Really Need A Doula? Part 1

By: Care Messer | Birth Doula, Doulas, Podcast | February 8, 2024

Today’s show is about why you should add a doula to your birth team and how doing so can cut your risk of cesarean by almost 40%! There is a lot of hesitation sometimes when the idea of a birth doula comes up. While some of it is monetary, we also hear that you are a private person and adding a stranger just seems like a bad idea. Another perspective is that everyone in your birth room(nurses, support staff and most likely the doctor) will all be strangers. Your doula may be the only person besides your partner that you know!

From an educator perspective and knowing what we know about our hospital system – we want you to go in fully prepared with a professional doula by your side. By meeting with your doula ahead of birth, they will fully know what kind of support you want and need. Join us as we give you more to think about when it comes to hiring a doula. Listen early in pregnancy so you have more time to budget for your doula!

The “OMG! I’m Pregnant class, the birth meditations (including the Hypnobirthing meditations we use in class) are listed below for you to use or to give as a gift!

Join us next week for Part 2 of this discussion!

Let’s connect: Have questions or comments for this episode?

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About the author:
Care is the founder of the Birth Education Center, San Diego HypnoBirthing and Cuddle Sanctuary San Diego. She is a Birth Educator, Hypnotherapist, Birth and Postpartum Doula, INNATE Care Provider, Erotic Blueprint Coach and also professional Cuddler. She specializes in connection work between people and increasing self boundaries for a more balanced life together.


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