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Doula Service Armagh.
(Northern Ireland)

Helping to make it "YOUR"
birth experience
.

Birth & Postnatal Doula.
Breastfeeding Peer Supporter.

What Is A Doula?

A Doula is traditionally a woman who is trained to offer both practical and emotional support during pregnancy, labour, the birth and after the birth of your baby. Doula's are not medically trained and should not replace the care given by your midwife, although they will have a wide experience of childbirth. Their main focus is to give the mother the extra support and reassurance she needs to get through the birth and the first few weeks after birth. There are two types of Doula:

Please click to read -The True Value of Professional Labour Support.

Why Use A Doula?

Research has shown that having a Doula alongside you during the birth process can lead to:

Source - "Mothering the Mother". (Klaus, Kennell & Klaus, 1993)

Here are some vital statistics:

 
No Doula
Doula
Caesarean Deliveries
18%
8%
Forceps Delivery
26%
8%
Epidural
55%
8%
Prolonged Breastfeeding
29%
51%

 

Due to the current economic climate it is more difficult to afford this valuable service, so I am willing to negotiate my packages to suit the needs and budget of all clients.  Please contact me to discuss you requirements.  The prices on this site are for your guidance.


If you would like to help Armagh Breastfeeding Support Group celebrate National Breastfeeding Awareness Week from the 19-25 June 2011, please get in touch, we are always happy to have volunteers to help us with our activities, and would welcome any suggestions or ideas on what we can do this year to mark the occasion.  If you are sitting at home breastfeeding, please get in touch and be involved.