Birth Within Doula
Ashley Daoust, Certified Labor & Birth Doula - helping you feel empowered to reach down and birth within
Serving families in San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties
How COVID-19 is affecting doula work?
Giving birth in a pandemic
What's a Doula?
"If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use them."
-John M Kennel, M.D.
Physical, emotional and informational labor companion for a birthing person and their birthing team. All birth is beautiful, so a doula will provide a safe, non-judgmental, non-bias space so you can have the birth you deserve.
Why a Doula?
In addition to the incredible statistics below, having a doula can increase the chance of spontaneous vaginal birth, reduce the use of forceps and a vacuum as well as other medical interventions, and increase the likelihood of being at peace with the birth you have. Birth is such a sacred and intimate time and shouldn't be interrupted with unnecessary medical intervention or negative space.
DECREASE IN CESAREAN
DECREASE IN EPIDURAL
INCREASE IN OXYTOCIN
DECREASE IN LABOR LENGTH
"When a woman births, not only is a baby being born but so is a mother. How we treat her will affect how she feels about herself as a mother and a parent. Be gentle. Be kind. Listen."