About Our Doulas
The birth of your child is an extraordinary moment. With our help, you can experience that moment while relaxed and comfortable—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 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.
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 doula is an important step in having a positive birth experience. Our doulas are trained in the methods of Hypnobirthing, Spinning Babies, and more, and 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 to advocate for you with the nurses and hospital staff, you will be prepared to welcome your little one into the world without stress, focused only bonding with your baby. Scroll down to view our doula’s profiles, or click here to register for a free Meet the Doulas session.
Our doulas are also available for postnatal support. 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 you as well mama, like a reduced risk for some cancers, lessening of osteoporosis, and better postpartum emotional health.
However, breastfeeding does not come easily to all women, with some taking six to eight weeks to develop a good rhythm with their babies. This can be a very frustrating and difficult time. We can support you and help you identify any issues that may be causing you pain or preventing your baby from latching well. Together, we will find solutions specific to your unique needs and those of your baby.
Why Choose a Four Trimesters Doula?
Four Trimesters is exceptionally prepared to give you the best birth experience, no matter the outcome. Our collaborative team works with highly experienced and educated doulas from around the world. We go the extra mile to help you–one Four Trimesters birth took 50 hours and 4 doulas to successfully help a mother to avoid a cesarean. We are reliable and always have a back up doula available to support you. We have doulas with specific expertise in newborn and infant sleep patterns and the use of essential oils to safely care for pregnant mothers and babies when they are sick. We have our weekly Parents Circle Support Group where you can learn something from our doulas and guest speakers and connect with other parents who are going through the same things as you. We are constantly training and learning from the best in the world to improve maternity care in Singapore. 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 meaningful 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 important step–as you journey towards motherhood.
Choose the right doula package to ensure proper support for the birth of your little one.