Don’t think you need a doula for your pregnancy, labor and birth? Think again…here are just *some* reasons why you do!

  1. Someone to advocate for what YOU want out of your birth experience
  2. A hand to hold
  3. A shoulder to cry on
  4. A hug for reassurance
  5. New knowledge on all things technique and birth
  6. Breathing strategies
  7. A less painful labor
  8. A more focused labor
  9. Less chance of medical interference
  10. Someone to answer all your non-medical questions
  11. A new perspective
  12. A different perspective
  13. Someone to capture every memory from the birth itself
  14. Someone to check in on you
  15. Someone to wipe the sweat off your brow
  16. A birth ball to ease labor
  17. Essential oils to save the day
  18. Different stretches to progress labor naturally
  19. Massages that can do the same
  20. Someone who knows what’s coming next
  21. to help you write up your birth plan
  22. Reassurance
  23. Tough love
  24. Extra love
  25. To take the stress of planning off of you
  26. Offer differ positions for birth
  27. Better Communication between you and the doctor
  28. Supporting the mother’s partner so they can better support the momma
  29. Research
  30. Comfort
  31. Emotional support
  32. Physical support
  33. Continuously
  34. Reduced use of Pitocin
  35. Fewer statistics of interventions
  36. Fewer requests for epidural
  37. Unbiased support
  38. Did I mention support???? Again. ALL KINDS OF SUPPORT
  39. Nourishes mom and dad
  40. Takes pressure off
  41. Less likely to have a c-section
  42. More spontaneous births
  43. Laboring at home
  44. Shorter overall labor times
  45. Stats support doulas
  46. A doula can literally be your living breathing birth plan
  47. Lowers the intensity of birth
  48. Can keep you protected during birth against unwanted visitors or observers
  49. Because you deserve the best birth
  50. Because you should be able to focus on just you and your baby
  51. Because birth is NATURAL, and a doula helps your body do its job
  52. Company for when contractions seem endless
  54. Compassion
  55. Care
  56. Empathy
  58. Help, and lots of it
  59. Guidance
  60. And I will end with 60 but the list goes on,
  61. Lots and lots of love.

If you are still interested, just know most moms say if they knew what a doula was and did before their births they would have hired one. I’m hoping this reaches you beforehand!! Shoot me an email if you’d like to embark on this journey together and congrats on your sweet bundle to be.

Much love,
Mariana Almeida

1 thought on “57 Reasons & Counting”


    Thank you for this post! I love this list! Sweet and to the point. Sometimes we try too hard to describe why one needs a doula (more so when we have had one and feel so strongly about it!).

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