Pranamama Birth Services

pranamamabirthservices@gmail.com/716.860.7158

Birth doula and prenatal and postpartum yoga teacher providing services to empower women and provide them a positive birth experience.

What is a doula?

A doula is a non-medical professional who is trained in childbirth and provides continuous support to a mother before, during, and just after birth.

Doula comes from a Greek word meaning “a woman who serves” or “handmaiden.” She provides emotional support, uses comfort measures such as breathing, relaxation, movement, and positioning. She gives information to the mother about various birth options, advocates for the mother and helps facilitate communication between the mother and care provider. She even looks after the partner for breaks during a sometimes long labor. When provided continuous doula labor support, studies show that women experience:

  •  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*

* results with a doula were better than all other types of continuous support that were studied. For the other outcomes, there was no difference between types of continuous support.

Statistics taken from http://evidencebasedbirth.com/the-evidence-for-doulas/

Basic Birth Doula Package ($700)

Includes:

  • 2 private prenatal meetings and 1 private postpartum meeting
  • On call availability 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after due date
  • Continual support before, during and after your birth
  • Welcome gift for you and your baby
  • phone support up to 6 weeks postpartum

Birth Doula & Yoga Package ($825)

Includes:

  • 2 private prenatal meetings and 1 private postpartum meeting
  • On call availability 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after due date
  • Continual support before, during and after your birth
  • Welcome gift for you and your baby
  • phone support up to 6 weeks postpartum
  • 3 private yoga classes (75 minutes) of your choice between prenatal and postpartum yoga