GraceDoula NJ is experiencing big changes, and big growth! Elizabeth is no longer accepting doula clients, but is now offering mental health services for women and their partners in Washington, New Jersey. Learn more at gracebehavioralhealth.org!
Contact Elizabeth for referrals to excellent doula services, or to inquire about mental health services for postpartum, couples, or general mental health issues.
Why hire a doula?
A doula is like a personal trainer for childbirth. Research shows that having a doula with you during labor makes you 28% less likely to have cesarean surgery, 31% less likely to use synthetic oxytocin (Pitocin) to speed up labor, and 9% less likely to use any pain medication. Having a doula increases the chances of having the birth you desire, and of remembering your birth positively.
What about my partner?
Partners and doulas make the best birth teams! Your partner is an expert in knowing and loving you, and has a history and closeness with you that cannot be replaced by your doula. Elizabeth joins you both with expertise in encouraging labor, decreasing fear and discomfort, and giving you both suggestions to move through childbirth together. Many dads find that they settle into "the zone" as incredible labor coaches with just a little initial support from their doula!