Cairo Birth House (c) offers Doula Support (birth assistance)
· birth preparation course German style for natural birth
· acknowledged by Egyptian obstetricians dedicated to natural birth
· doula support (birth assistance)
· setting up your birth plan
· creating less-medical birth scenario
· guiding in C-section and epidural
· a social and health innovation for the Egyptian community
· connecting to international licensed midwives in Egypt
· sensitive newborn care plan
What is a doula?
A doula is a professional trained in childbirth who provides emotional, physical and informational support to the woman who is expecting, in labor or has recently given birth. The doula's role is to help women have a safe, memorable and empowering birthing experience.
What does a doula do?
Doulas do not provide any type of medical care. However, they are knowledgeable in the medical aspect of labor and delivery so they can help their clients get a better understanding of procedures and complications that may arise in late pregnancy or during delivery.
During delivery, doulas are in constant, close proximity to the mother at all times. They can provide comfort with pain relief techniques, such as breathing, relaxing, massage and laboring positions. Doulas also encourage participation from the partner and offer reassurance.
What are the benefits of having a doula?
Numerous studies have revealed the benefits of having a doula present during labor. A recent Cochrane Review, Continuous Support for Women During Childbirth, revealed a very high number of positive birth outcomes when a doula was present. According to physicians Dr. Marshal Klaus and Dr. John Kennell, massage helps stimulate the production of natural oxytocin.
What about the father's role when using a doula?
The role of the doula is never to take the place of the husband or partner in labor, but to complement and enhance their experience.
Are doulas only useful if planning an un-medicated birth or with indications, too?
The presence of a doula can be beneficial no matter what type of birth you are planning. For a mother who faces a cesarean, a doula can be helpful by providing constant support and encouragement.
Certified Member of Doula Association GFG Germany
Certified Member of Doula Association GFG Europe
Member of DONA Doula Organization USA