If ANY of these feelings ring true for you, we would love the opportunity to support you:
The Passionate Doula is here to hold your hand, be a shoulder for you to lean on and
arm you with all the evidence based research you need, to make the best decisions for you and your growing family.
The Passionate Doula is all about empowering parents and parents to be! Love is Love and We Support Everyone!
We believe that everyone has the right to feel safe, comforted and supported
throughout their pregnancy and beyond.
We would love to be a part of your team!
We Offer Exceptional Hands On Support to Growing Families
Let's Get You Feeling Confident And Prepared for Birth and Parenthood
We help people feel really confident about giving birth without ANY judgements
We accompany families in the birth space, so the mother feels relaxed and empowered to give birth
We educate and answer questions and address your fears
We train birth partners so they feel prepared and comfortable in their role in the birth space
We support families during the 4th trimester, so everyone's needs are met once baby is here
* A Doula respects your limitations
* A Doula honours your choices and decisions
* A Doula provides you with evidence based research
* A Doula is non-judgmental
* A Doula is supportive, predictable and a confidante
*A Doula helps build your confidence
*A Doula listens to your concerns
*A Doula ensures that you feel grounded and taken care of
*A Doula helps you transition into your new life
*A Doula supports your current needs
* Feeling united as a birthing team
* Feeling confident that your partner is also supported
* Feeling relaxed knowing your partner is educated
* Feeling safe because your partner is prepared
* Feeling loved, connected, present and calm
*Feeling educated and informed
*Feeling prepared in your role in the birthing room
*Feeling confident in your abilities to offer comfort
*Feeling connected to the birther and their needs
*Feeling powerful, present, calm and supported
"Some people think that they do not need a doula because their partner will be with them continuously throughout labor. It is true that the birth partner is an essential support person for a birthing person to have by their side. However, the birth partner will need to eat and use the bathroom at times, and they are having their own emotional journey that requires support.
Also, many partners have limited knowledge about birth, medical procedures, or what goes on in a hospital, while doulas have knowledge and experience about all of these things that they can use to inform and support both the partner and birthing person. Ideally, doulas and partners can work together to make up a labor support team.
In one landmark study that evaluated the effects of doulas and fathers working together, researchers found that combining a supportive partner and a doula significantly lowered the mother’s risk of Cesarean compared to just having a supportive partner alone.
In 2008, McGrath and Kennell randomly assigned 420 first-time mothers to have routine care (including a supportive partner) or care that also included a professional doula whom they met for the first time during labor. All of the women in the study were classified as having middle- to upper-class financial income levels, having supportive partners, and in the care of obstetricians.
During labor, doulas provided continuous support, including encouragement, reassurance, and physical support. They helped the partner support the laboring person, and were careful not to take over the partner’s role.
The results showed a substantial improvement in outcomes for women who had both a birth partner and a doula, compared to having a birth partner alone. The Cesarean rate for these first-time mothers was 25% in the group with a partner only, and 13.4% in the group with a partner and doula. The women who had their labor medically induced experienced an even more striking decrease in the Cesarean rate with a doula—the Cesarean rate with labor inductions was 58.8% in the group without a doula, and 12.5% in the group with a doula. Also, fewer women in the doula group required an epidural (64.7%) compared to those without a doula (76%).
Research has shown that the most positive birth experiences for fathers were ones where they had continuous support by a doula or a midwife. In the McGrath and Kennell study, the women and their partners who had a doula overwhelmingly rated the support of their doula as positive—with 93% rating their experience with the doula as very positive, and 7% as positive. In other studies, fathers have said that when they had labor support from a midwife or doula, things were explained to them, their questions were answered, their labor support efforts were guided and effective, and they could take breaks from the emotional intensity of the labor without abandoning their laboring partner (Johansson, 2015).
Pregnant people have reported feeling more confident is themselves and their bodies ability to birth after deciding to work with a Doula.
Research shows that birthers value and benefit from the presence of a support person during labour and childbirth.
Did you know that 90% of epidurals can be avoided if you have a support person in the room working with you? Should you chose an unmedicated birth, labour is often greatly reduced, delivery is smoother and easier on both the birther and the baby and your baby is less sleepy and has an easier time nursing should you chose to breastfeed.
Most birthers have reported feeling understood, valued, empowered, more present and less foggy during labour and delivery.
All birthers report that they felt supported, nurtured, loved and a part of their own birth experience when working with a doula. You never feel alone. You never feel like you are in the dark with no answers.
Postpartum depression is said to be lower in women who were supported in pregnancy and labour.
Postpartum depression is significantly decreased in women who work with a doula after baby is born and in the fist few months of parenthood as they feel supported and validated.