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Welcome Expecting Families!

As a team of passionate birth workers, we are so delighted you are here and exploring the world of adding a doula to your birth.

As doulas, we are taught to “meet the mother where she is.” From hospital to home birth, cesarean to vaginal, we want to meet you where you are and provide you with resources and information to make educated choices for your best birth. It’s your story, your experience, your memory. Your Doula DFW birth doula would be honored to help you and your partner be your best advocates for your own birth.

Ready to set up your FREE consultation to meet one of us?

We are excited to meet you! 

Photo: Lindsay Klatzkin

WHY hire a doula?
We are right by your side... always.
 

The most important thing a woman needs during labor is continuous support. This means that you have someone by your side continuously from start to finish. A doula never leaves your side. Other than you, nurses have many other responsibilites. The nurse is communicating with your care provider, taking care of other patients, documenting care, taking breaks, and taking care of other important tasks. Unfortunately, a nurse’s support ends when her shift does. As your doula, we only have one obligation the whole time—and that is YOU!

 

-Evidencebasedbirth.com

what's the evidence on doulas?

Don't deny the facts.

 

A doula as your support companion has a significant impact on your health and safety during labor and birth. Compared with women who have no support in labor, women who have support from a companion who is neither a member of the hospital staff nor a friend or family member are:

 

• 28% less likely to have a cesarean section

• 31% less likely to use Pitocin to speed labor, which often leads to other medical interventions

• 34% less likely to rate their childbirth experience negatively

 

-Cochrane Review (2012, Hodnett, et. al)

want an expert on your side?
You want an expert by your side.

Certification and trainings completed by the Doula DFW team:

 

  • Seasoned doulas with over 8 years of combined experience

  • MotherMe Doulas Birth and Postpartum Doula Certified (Britany Bleistein)

  • BEST Birth Doula Certified (Stephanie Rector)

  • Evidence Based Birth® Instructor Emeritus (Britany Bleistein)

  • TENS Unit trainted (both)

  • Spinning Babies® Workshop (fetal positioning training)

  • Texas State Health Department Certificate of Completion (Britany Bleistein)

    • Breastfeeding Management

    • Breastfeeding the Compromised Infant

Britany Bleistein

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