You're pregnant again! Congratulations!
The first trimester sickness and sleepiness might be worse this time around, with another kid to look after, but you know that it's temporary. You might feel your baby kick earlier, now that you know what to look out for. You might start showing earlier, too. You know what to expect-- birth is not the great unknown that it was the first time around. But whether or not you had the support of a doula with your first baby, you may be wondering, "Do I really need a doula for this birth?"
For many clients, even if it's their second, third, fourth pregnancy or beyond, the answer is a resounding, YES. And here are some reasons why:
For more information on the Kennell and McGrath study and other studies evaluating the benefits of doulas, see the following article from one of my favorite birth resources, Evidence Based Birth: https://evidencebasedbirth.com/the-evidence-for-doulas/
I am a certified labor doula and professional postpartum doula serving clients in Boise, Eagle, Meridian, Nampa, and the Greater Treasure Valley.
Are you pregnant again and interested in a doula for this birth?
I've worked in the forest, in the lab, and in an office cubicle. My favorite and most passionate work has been alongside clients as they reach inside to find their innermost strength, and give birth to their babies. Each birth is an honor to witness.