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"I CANNOT recommend you highly enough. Thank you for helping me create my DREAM BIRTH!" ~mum of two, Gold Coast.
As a Doula, I accompany women in labour to help ensure a safe and satisfying birth experience. I draw upon my knowledge and experience to provide emotional support, physical comfort and communication with your health care provider to ensure you have the information needed to make informed decisions in labour.
I can provide reassurance and perspective to you and your partner, make suggestions for labour progress, and help with relaxation, massage, positioning and other techniques for comfort. I am independently self-employed. I am working for you, not your caregiver or hospital/birth centre.
I do not perform clinical tasks, such as blood pressure, fetal heart checks, vaginal exams, etc. I am there to provide only physical and emotional support and advocacy. I do not make decisions for you. I will help you get the information you need to make your own informed decisions. I will also remind you if there is a departure from your Birth Plan, and will verify if this is, in fact, your informed decision.
I will not speak to medical staff regarding matters where health care decisions are being made. I can discuss your concerns with you and suggest options. I can support you in discussions with staff as your advocate, making sure you have the opportunity to discuss concerns, but you or your partner will speak on your behalf to the medical staff.
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