As a Fort Worth doula, I work with some of the best care providers, photographers, and educators in the area. I have also spent a lot of time educating myself so I want to supply you with the resources for you to make educated, informed decisions. See below for my recommendations.
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"Doula-assisted mothers were four times less likely to have a low birth weight (LBW) baby, two times less likely to experience a birth complication involving themselves or their baby, and significantly more likely to initiate breastfeeding. Communication with and encouragement from a doula throughout the pregnancy may have increased the mother’s self-efficacy regarding her ability to impact her own pregnancy outcomes." - Impact of Doulas on Healthy Birth Outcomes
Impact of Doulas on Healthy Birth Outcomes - Journal of Perinatal Education - Link
Why Use a Doula - DONA International - Link
A Doula Can Reduce Your Odds of a Cesarean - VBAC.com - Link
The Evidence for Doulas - EvidenceBasedBirth.com - Link
Professionals I Carefully and Enthusiastically Endorse
Caroline Carmack Photography Caroline took all of the photos you see throughout my site!
One of the best things you can do for yourself, your birth, and your baby is to educate yourself!
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth - Ina May Gaskin - Amazon
Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding - Ina May Gaskin - Amazon
Childbirth Without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth - Grantly Dick-Read - Amazon
The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions - Penny Simkin - Amazon
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide - Penny Simkin et al. - Amazon
Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born - Tina Cassidy - Amazon
Supernatural Childbirth - Jackie Mize - Amazon