There are tons of evidence and statistics about the benefits of hiring a doula. However, we are not magic wands and we cannot make miracles happen at your birth.
Many times, birthing individuals believe that if they simply hire a doula, their birth will automatically be this wonderful, magical, mystical event where all their dreams will come true. Unfortunately, that’s simply not the case. Birth is unpredictable. Babies are unpredictable. And doulas are not magic wands.
We want to help. We come equipped with the knowledge and expertise to help make your birth go smoother, you feel more confident, and your partner feel more involved. We do not, however, come with magical powers.
Catie Mehl, of Columbus Birth and Parenting, wrote a wonderful piece about understanding the statistics and what doulas really do to help make your birth amazing. Read about it here.