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Adding a doula to your birth team has shown to reduce the length of labour, reduce likelihood of caesarian, reduce the use of pain medication and increase feelings of satisfaction with your birth experience.
As well as teaching for Journey of Birth, Sarah Welsby offers doula services in Nanaimo and on Gabriola. You can find out more about her what she offers, including an opportunity for a free, casual meet up to discuss your birth plans and ask any questions you might have about her services.
Adding a professional support person to your birth team is a very personal choice. We encourage you to interview doulas ahead of time to find out more about their services and supports.
“Sarah’s straightforward and calm nature was exactly what I needed in labour. She always seemed to know what I needed and helped my partner feel grounded and connected to me during the whole process.” -LB
“Hiring Sarah as my birth doula was the best decision! Her patient, attentive care made all the difference both prenatally and during birth. She lends an understanding, non-judgmental ear during pregnancy, and is the calm support every labouring woman needs. Sarah is knowledgeable and passionate about birth. I learned so much from resources she sourced for me based on the questions and concerns I had. She was able to anticipate all of my needs during birth, and her assistance made it possible for my husband to be by my side throughout it all. I would hire her again in a heartbeat.” – JY