When you hire a Doula, you can be sure that you are making a great decision. There are so many decisions to make while pregnant, and they just continue after. A doula can be a fabulous resource for you. Here is just a few reasons why.
1. Hiring a doula will reduce stress- or at least give you someone to share the load with.
Your doula wants to be a part of your journey. Friends are fabulous, but giving yourself a support network that doesn’t judge you can be priceless. When your nipples are sore, you haven’t slept in days, and you’ve worn the same pair of sweat pants for 3 days straight, you can schedule a shift with your postpartum doula. She can suggest new breastfeeding positions, creams, care for baby while you take a nap, and even run a load of laundry while you take that nap.
2. Hiring a doula empowers you.
Having someone in your court is awesome. Always. Just knowing that your doula supports you entirely can make you more capable of making tough choices. In the event that your birth plan changes during labor, you know you won’t be disappointing her- she supported your original plan, and she continues supporting you through your new plan.
3. Hiring a doula gives you a reliable support.
Friends are awesome, but they have lives. If you go into labor at 2am, and stay in labor until 2am the next day, your friends might not be so excited and supportive. And that’s okay, maybe they have a family or jobs to get to. Your doula is there for you as long as you need her. She knows how to keep herself perky, and you calm. She will stay by your side as long as you need her to. She’ll be only a phone call away, or beside you for your entire labor.
There are so many more reasons why you should hire a doula, but these are our top three. What are your favorite reasons to hire a doula?