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 REQUESTS
DECREASE IN OXYTOCIN USE
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."