D​​oula Briana
Supporting Pregnant Families in the South Bay and West Los Angeles 


dou-la:  a woman who serves

          Congratulations on your pregnancy and upcoming birth! Expecting a baby is a time filled with excitement, many questions and even more changes. It's a beautiful and often challenging experience. Your life, your body, your baby are transforming with each passing day.
And it's a exciting time to be a doula. We now have a wealth of infomation from data analysis and research that women with doulas have better birth experiences. Happily it is no longer our or other's opinion, studies show the many advantages of having a doula during labor and childbirth. They include: a decrease in the use of medical interventions, lower pain levels, shorter labors and an overall more positive experience giving birth. Those benefits in turn increases the likelihood of better bonding with your baby, greater success in breastfeeding and an easier recovery for mother and baby. And a smoother transition for the whole family!

Finding a doula to support you during pregnancy and the process of laboring and birthing is a wonderful way to demystify the experience and have valuable support. I serve as your advocate and a source of knowledge and understanding. Having an educated and experienced ally during pregnancy and birthing is truly a gift for you and your partner. The day your baby is born is one of the most remarkable experiences in life, you will remember it always. 

       
We have a secret in this culture, it's not that birth is painful, it's that women are strong.                       ~Laura Stavoe Harm                                  
       
If a doula were a drug it would be                    unethical not to use it.  
                                     ~John H. Kennel MD