Your Joyful Birth
Birth Doula, Placenta Encapsulation, Natural Childbirth Classes
St. Louis Area
Dr. Alicia Brooks, DC
 
  • Doula comes from the Greek meaning, "a woman who serves." She does precisely this, serving the mother to assist her in the birth she desires. She never replaces the birth partner, but rather works with them.
  • Educates and supports the woman throughout her pregnancy
  • Provides nurturing physical and emotional support throughout labor and postpartum and facilitates communication.
  • Suggests comfort measures such as massage, relaxation, breathing, focusing, movement, positions, etc.
  • Assist with breastfeeding or things post-partum
Having a Doula Can (1)
  • Reduce cesarean rate by 50%
  • 25% shorter labor
  • 60% fewer epidurals
  • 30% less use analgesia
  • 40% reduction forceps use
         
Picture above taken by Linda KeiserĀ 
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