Rebekah Hoover. Doula. Birth Photographer. Why hire a doula. KC Doula.

Doula?

What is a doula and why would it benefit me?

 I am here to serve you!  Helping you achieve the birth you desire.  Reducing your fears and anxieties.  Providing you with strength and encouragement.  Empowering you throughout the entire process!

Whatever birth looks like for you, I’m here to help you achieve it.  I’ll offer you both emotional and physical support, remaining by your side through the thick and thin of all pregnancy and birth entails. Through my experience and knowledge, I’ll equip you with resources and information, especially on the topics most important to you.   I’m calm, quick on my feet, and dependable in emergency situations. Most importantly, I ENJOY what I do! 


 Doctors and nurses are in and out, sometimes changing shifts, where a doula is with you the entire time.  Having someone informed and experienced in labor and birth can help you make decisions that are best for you and your baby.  Doulas act as an advocate for you, helping to communicate your birth preferences.   Using massage, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, and labor positions doulas provide comfort, helping you manage and reduce your pain.  Having a doula present with you can also help take the pressure off your partner or support person allowing them to enjoy the experience with you.   


Some Stats....


 Labors are 25% shorter

Unplanned cesarean rates decrease by 50%

40% decrease in oxytocin (pitocin) used to speed up labor

30% reduction in pain medication

60% fewer epidural 

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 The word Doula is from ancient Greek and means "a woman who serves".