Bonjour ma Chérie,
I am Belle.
I provide support, teachings, empowerment, and guidance for expecting women aspiring to achieve an unmedicated and physiological birth by providing them with evidence-based information and tangible tools.
"Whenever and however you give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life.”
- Ina May Gaskin, Traditional Midwife
"If a Doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”
- Dr. John H. Kennell, M.D.
If you are here right now, you most likely already have an idea of what a doula is. If not, let me tell you a thing or two about having a doula by your side the day your little bundle of joy makes its appearance Earth-side. I will try to keep it short as there are so many awesome benefits about having a Doula, we could be here for a while especially if I let my passion carry us away. So what is a Doula ? You wonder...
Evidence based, let's look at some numbers to illustrate the obvious benefits of having a Doula at your birth:
* : the best results occurred when a birthing person had continuous labor support from a doula– someone who was NOT a staff member at the hospital and who was NOT part of their social network.You can retrieve this information on the very informative website called EvidenceBasedBirth.com and here is their article "Evidence on: Doulas".