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What Is A Birth Doula?

Learn more about what I do as a birth doula and how I can serve my clients in South Florida & their birthing team.

A Birth Doula is a Support Person

Emotional Support

Emotional support is just as important, if not more so, than physical support. This includes offering words of affirmation, empowerment, and praise. This also means maintaining a calm, positive, continuous presence. 

Physical Support

As your birth doula, I can provide physical support in a number of ways including massage, strategic pressures and soothing touch. I can create a serene environment, assist with water therapy, and help keep you nourished with ice chips, food, and drinks.

Information & Advocacy

I direct parents to trusted, evidence-based  resources where they can become educated on various birth topics and make informed decisions for their baby’s birth. I will also make space during the delivery process for them to express their birth preferences.

Comfort Measures

Massage & Pressure Points

Aromatherapy

Guided Relaxation

Rebozo Techniques

Position Changes

Birth/Peanut Ball

Water Therapy

Patterned Breathing

Hot & Cold Compresses

Evidence on Doulas

There have been 26 randomized trials that tested the effects of continuous labor support on more than 15,000 people giving birth. Overall, people who receive continuous support are more likely to have a normal vaginal birth and less likely to have pain medication, negative feelings about childbirth, and Cesareans. In addition, their labors are shorter and their babies are less likely to have complications at birth or be admitted to a NICU. In these studies, the best results occurred when the continuous support was provided by a trained doula—someone who was not a staff member at the hospital and not part of the birthing person’s social network.

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Getting Started is Easy

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Free 30 Min Chat

Let’s chat and schedule our first meeting to get to know each other. This call and our first in-person meeting is 100% FREE!

Book Appointment

During our 2 antepartum meetings we will discuss your birth preferences, any question you have, and how I can support you

Have A Baby!

Once you go into active labor, I will be present to provide you and your partner with continuous support until your baby is born!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a birth doula?

A birth doula is a person who provides birthing people and their partners with continuous support during labor and birth.

How much are your fees?

My fees may vary depending on a number of factors, but are currently reduced while I build on my experience and work on completing my DONA International  birth doula ceritification. Contact me to learn more.

Do you support hospital births?

Yes! I beleive that all birthing person’s deserve support and I am proud to support births in all settings: home, hospital, or birth centers.

What areas do you support?

I am based out of Tamarac, Florida and I support births throughout Broward County as well as parts of Miami and Palm Beach Counties.

Contact Me

Ask a question or schedule a FREE consultation today. For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital

(786) 786-8206

Tamarac, FL

sereneagato@gmail.com