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because every mama deserves to have an informed pregnancy and birth where they feel empowered to make the decisions they choose, not ones chosen for them!
hi, im jenn
I am a labor & delivery nurse and labor doula in Charlotte NC, in my free time I love to educate women on all of their options surrounding labor & delivery. I am very passionate about helping all moms understand their choices and empower them to advocate for their birth wishes. I have been passionate about pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum care since before ever starting my nursing career. I truly love to make a positive impact in the lives of others. If you have any questions, want to be on the podcast to share your pregnancy journey, or want more information on doula services - contact me! As always, you are amazing mama!
why hire a doula?
25% decrease in the risk of Cesarean; the largest effect was seen with a doula (39% decrease)*
8% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth; the largest effect was seen with a doula (15% increase)*
10% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief; the type of person providing continuous support did not make a difference
Shorter labors by 41 minutes on average; there is no data on if the type of person providing continuous support makes a difference
38% decrease in the baby’s risk of a low five minute Apgar score; there is no data on if the type of person providing continuous support makes a difference
31% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience; mothers’ risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience was reduced with continuous support provided by a doula or someone in their social network (family or friend), but not hospital staff
from Evidence Based Birth