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Our Services 

BIRTH DOULA SERVICES:

  • Assistance with birth preparations ( Your birth plan) 

  • 2-3 Prenatal sessions

  • Exercises, positions, comfort techniques, stages of labor

  • Avaliable to you by phone or email

  • Continuous support during labor and delivery

  • Immediate postpartum support

  • Baby's first feeding support

  • Continued Breastfeeding support

  • Educate fathers on what they can do to help

  • ...and much more!

POSTPARTUM DOULAS SERVICES: 

  • ​Baby soothing techniques 

  • Offers breastfeeding or bottle feeding support 

  • Explains normal newborn behavior

  • Assist with the baby’s laundry

  • Light house work

  • Preparing simple nourishing meals

  • Help the entire family adjust and settle in

  • Creating a new daily routine that works for you

  • Care of newborn while mom rests or bonds with other children

  • Educate fathers on what they can do to help

  • Overnight care so you can sleep

  • ...and much more!

WE SUPPORT ALL BIRTHS:

  • Vaginal and Cesarean Births

  • Home, Hospital and The Birthing Center Delivery

  • Labor and Pushing Positioning

  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

  • Water Birth

BENEFITS OF HAVING A DOULA:
  • 31% decrease in the use of Pitocin*

  • 28% decrease in the risk of C-section*

  • 12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth*

  • 9% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief

  • 14% decrease in the risk of newborns being admitted to a special care nursery

  • 34% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience*

* https://www.cochrane.org/CD003766/PREG_continuous-support-women-during-childbirth

 

* https://evidencebasedbirth.com/the-evidence-for-doulas/

*https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3647727/

 

BREASTFEEDING:

  • Lower risk of SIDS, Sudden infant death syndrome

  • Suckling can have physical and emotional benefits

  • Some studies suggest that breastfeeding may reduce the risk for certain allergic diseases, asthma, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.

  • Increased likelihood of bonding with your baby

RESOURCE LINKS

WHATS IN BREAST MILK?:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3586783/

 

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES:

  • Increase your confidence in your ability to give birth.

  • Provide you and your partner with valuable information to mentally and emotionally prepare you for birth.

  • Breast and bottle feeding support.

  • Healthy lifestyle habits

  • The process of labor

  • Stages of Labor

  • Expectations and your bodies events of late pregnancy

  • Signs of labor

  • And much more!

 

* Register today for one of the childbirth education classes taught by Shannon Johns, and other https://blog.chsbuffalo.org/childbirth-classes/Catholic Health Prenatal Educators. *

LINKS

223 Grant St. Buffalo, NY 14213 / 716-768-4758 / info@calmingnaturedoula.com

Business Hours:

Mon - Wed: 9am - 5pm

Thur-Friday: 9am-6pm

Saturday: 10am-2pm

Sunday: Closed

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