Doula Services

I am no longer a working doula but would be happy to answer any questions.

 

A birth doula provides ongoing information, emotional and physical support to women before birth, during labor and birth and in the immediate postpartum period.

Women supported by a doula frequently report a significant decrease in the length of labor, the perception of pain and the need for anesthesia or analgesia as well as fewer cesarean sections.

A doula can help:

• Provide comfort measures during labor: massage, breathing techniques, positioning, visualization and more
• Prepare birth plan and questions for your care provider
• Increase breastfeeding success rate
• Provide childbirth education
• Involve your partner in your labor and delivery experience

With a doula you can have up to*
• 50% reduction in the cesarean rate
• 25% shorter labor
• 60% reduction in epidural requests
• 40% reduction in oxytocin use
• 30% reduction in analgesia use
• 40% reduction in forceps delivery

 

 

*Information was obtained from Mothering the Mother: How a Doula Can Help You Have a Shorter Easier and Healthier Birth, Klaus, Kennell, and Klaus (1993).nc

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HAH! I just saw this… You work in Areas I&II. So you can help me in finding someone? I might be emailing you once I find out if I’m going to korea or not. You have no idea how excited I am to have found you!

Hey! I found your name/website and noticed you are not currently taking clients but that you are well networked with others in Korea. I am interested in becoming a doula and am looking to network and possibly find someone to observe/assist as I work towards becoming licensed. I would love to be in contact and/or be in contact with some of the other doulas you know in S Korea. Also, a friend of mine is currently pregnant (due in May) and was looking for a doula so contact info would be great to pass on to her as well! Thank you.

Hi Sarah,

Email Karen at mamaseoul@gmail.com She’s part of a doula group in Seoul and was my own doula for my VBAC this past July.

Good luck!

Amy

Hi there- I realize you are no longer living in South Korea or working as a Doula. But was wondering, in the event that you get this message, if you happen to know of any English-speaking midwives who service the GEoje Island/Busan area? Any referrals would be appreciated. Thanks


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