I don't want a stranger at my birth.
Why would I hire a doula?
We often accept that we will have random medical attendants at our birth, without question, especially in the public system where we do not pay. Research shows that continuity of care makes an enormous difference to birth outcomes. Doulas provide the best source continuity of care. In the months leading up to your birth, you will spend significant time with your doula, developing a relationship and an understanding. The doula is far from being a stranger, after your partner/supporting loved one, your doula will be the most familiar person in the room. More than that though, and of great importance - she is familiar with you. Having worked with you on your birth plan she will be intimately familiar with your desires, needs and your informed decisions. Her focus is You.