Establishing your birth team will be one of the must crucial steps as you plan the birth of your baby! Whether you decide to have a midwife, family doctor, or OB, it is important for them to support the way you wish to birth your baby. Research shows that having continuous labor support clinically benefits both women, infants, resulting in less use of medications, interventions, and caesarean sections. It has also been proven that women with a doula in attendance tend to have shorter births, higher rates of breastfeeding, improved mother-infant bonding, shorter hospital stays, and an overall better birth experience!
Chatham-Kent Birth Services offers continuous labour support to both women and their partners! We work together with partners to help them comfort mom and to teach them techniques to help with natural pain management.