"If a doula were a drug,
it would be unethical not to use it."
- Dr. John H. Kennell, author of The Doula Book
Paradise Birth and Breastfeeding offers
support for families in the Florida Keys and Miami
area. I am a doula, lactation consultant, and childbirth
educator. I attend births in a variety of settings;
working with families in hospitals, birthing centers,
and at home. Our services include birth doula support,
childbirth education classes, birth plan preparation,
breastfeeding classes, baby care classes, lactation
consulting, and a guide to resources and natural products
for pregnancy, childbirth and parenting.
"Continuous support during labor
should be the norm, rather than the exception. All
women should be allowed and encouraged to have support
people with them continuously during labor."
- Hodnett and colleagues, Cochrane Review, 2004
The Cochrane Review on Effects of Continuous Labor
Support, is the most recent systemic review of continuous
labor support, which reviewed nearly 13,000 women
who participated in 15 randomized controlled trials.
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