Doulas support mothers and the whole family, ensuring that everyone has a positive experience through pregnancy and birth. Doulas do not take on a clinical role, but work within a team of midwives, healthcare practitioners to make sure your needs are met. Doulas act as the mothers advocate through birth and help empower the mother to make informed decisions about their personal birth journey that will best suit them and their body.
Doula’s will accompany you through pregnancy, in labour and after birth, giving you constant encouragement, support and advice as you settle into your new life with your baby.
At Pregma, we believe in achieving the best pregnancy and birth for you possible. We have a fantastic team of doulas who are ready to help and expertly guide you through your pregnancy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Birth Doulas will often meet with the women and families prior to birth, helping to prepare the perfect birth plan and answer any questions. doulas will be available through telephone and email contact, if concerns arise. As the birth approaches, normally around 38 weeks, the doula will go on call 24/7 to make sure they are available for the birth.
During birth, a doula provides emotional, practical support to their client and is constantly adapting as time progresses. The doula can offer help and assistance on breathing, relaxing, movement and positioning. The doula will work with the midwives and doctors to ensure a comforting, nurturing and assuring presence within the birthplace.
Doulas are hugely helpful to have during labour and studies have shown that mums feel less anxious, a quicker birth and they lower the rate of medical interventions (including C-Sections). Doulas can be a hugely helpful, calming presence during birth and help to improve the mother and baby bonding post-birth.