Birth Doula Services

The birth of your child is an extraordinary moment. With our help, you can experience that moment in a relaxed and comfortable state - focused only on the joy of the experience. At Four Trimesters, we believe that womens’ bodies are innately designed to give birth, breastfeed and nurture. We empower you to have your best birth possible - easy, short, and relaxed - regardless of the outcome. Welcome your baby into the world gently, blissfully and remember this incredible event for a lifetime.


 

What is a Doula?


The word Doula comes from the Greek meaning “in service”. A Doula is a trained Professional Labor Assistant who understands the emotional and physical needs of a woman in labor, and provides continuous support and care for the parents prenatally, and throughout labor and birth.
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What are the benefits of having a Doula?


A Doula believes in “mothering the mother” - enabling a woman to have a much more satisfying, positive and empowered time before, during, and after birth, and thus allowing a baby to have a better start in life.

The birth doula is the modern day link in the tradition of women helping women in birth. They enhance the birth experience through information, empathy, and physical assistance. Parents that have used doulas say they are an invaluable part of the birth team.

*Women supported by a doula during labor have been shown to have:

  • 50% reduction of cesarean rate
  • 25% shorter labor
  • 60% reduction in epidural requests
  • 30% reduction in analgesia use
  • 40% reduction in forceps delivery

*From Mothering the Mother: How a Doula can help you have a shorter, easier and healthier birth by Marshall H. Klaus (Perseus Press, 1993)

Choosing the right birth doula is an important step in having a positive birth experience. Our doulas are trained in the methods of Hypnosis for Childbirth, Spinning Babies, and more. They are prepared to support you every step of the way, according to your specific needs and preferences. Our doulas are experienced and are passionate about what they do. With the help of your doula and your choice of Doctor and nurses, you will be prepared to welcome your little one into the world without stress, focused only on bonding with your baby.

Our doulas also provide postnatal support. The most common issue mothers have after birth is breastfeeding.  We believe that breastfeeding gives your baby the best possible start in life by improving his or her immunity and IQ, providing increased protection against allergies and obesity, and reducing the risk of SIDS. It has benefits for the mother as well. Eg. reduced risk of certain cancers,  reduced risk of osteoporosis, and better postpartum emotional health.

Four Trimesters also provide Postpartum Doula service for those who only need help during the first few months after birth.  More information on our Postpartum Doula services can be found here.

Why Choose a Four Trimesters Doula?


Four Trimesters aims to give you the best birth experience, no matter the outcome. Our team of doulas work closely together and are in communication at all times, working with our trainers, supporting you through pregnancy, labour & birth, and early postpartum. We go the extra mile to help you! Imagine for a moment the real life birth experience from one of our past and loved Four Trimesters clients. It was a birth that took 50 hours and in order to support the parents through the entire experience, 4 of our team of doulas all supported each other and the parents, successfully guiding the mother to her ultimate wish in avoiding a cesarean and having the birth she desired. We strive to be as reliable and available as possible and we always assign a secondary doula to the family to make sure the care is continuous.  We have various doulas with specific expertise such as baby wearing specialists and chiropractors. We hold a complimentary weekly Parents Circle Support Group where you can learn from our doulas and guest speakers as well as connect with other parents who are going through similar relatable experiences as you. Not too mention the connections and friendships formed in this space. We are constantly training and learning from the best in the world to improve maternity care for the women with work with. We are always available to you through our sturdy communication platforms and office support - you will never feel like you’ve been left alone.

Most importantly, choosing Four Trimesters means choosing the right support for you. You are our priority, and your choices are important to us. Our ultimate goal is to empower you to have a positive birth experience, specific to what you need and want. We help you to get rid of the noise and stress surrounding birth so your body can do what it is innately designed to do when giving birth. Our aim is to help you feel confident and calm throughout, so when your baby is finally in your arms you have no concern other than bonding with your precious little one. Our warm and caring team is ready to support you step-by-step as you journey towards motherhood.

"With our help, you can experience the moment of birth in a relaxed and comfortable state – focused only on the joy of the experience"

- Fourtrimesters