Why hire a Doula?

Women supported by a Doula during labour have been shown to have:

50% Reduction of c-section rate

25% Shorter Labour

60% Reduction in Epidural Request

30% Reduction in analgesia use

40% Reduction in foreceps delivery

Reduction in incidence of post partum depression

Better chance of successful breastfeeding

A Doula is

"A woman experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after childbirth. " -Klaus, Kennel & Klaus

A Doula

  •  trusts birth and believes it is a normal and natural process
  • meets with clients to learn the history of the current pregnancy and helps them to develop a birth plan
  • makes suggestions to help labour progress
  •  helps you to advocate for your wishes
  • provides comfort measures and perspective
  • may help you better understand your options
  • does not preform medical tasks but does work closely with the medical team
  • does not replace or take away from the role of the father/partner but can guide them to be more involved if they wish to be
  • will help with the initial breastfeeding

Childbirth Support

CoMfort & Joy

Mindy Terrington B.A. (Hons.) B.Ed., SBD, CLD is a CAPPA Certified Labour Doula,

Certified Stillbirth & Bereavement Doula,

Childbirth & Lactation Educator

serving Windsor and Essex County in Ontario, Canada