Professional Birth & Postpartum Doula
Cindy lou Burgess C.D. & C.B.E.

Specializing in all birth options and covering all of Connecticut

Benefits of using a Doula
Benefits of hiring a doula!

Short term benefits
- Shorter labors
- Reduced need for pain medication
- Fewer cesarean sections
- Improved neonatal outcomes
- Better mother-infant bonding
- Greater maternal satisfaction
Long term benefits
- Improved breast feeding
- Decreased postpartum depression


Other studies have shown... that having a doula as part of the birth team decreases the overall cesarean rate by 50%, the length of labor by 25%, the use of oxytocin by 40% and the request for an epidural by 60%.

In the beginning...
After our first consultation, upon acceptance of doula agreement you will have unlimited access to my services. As your doula I will meet with you (mother/and or couple) prenatally and attend any appointments necessary. I will go to your home in early labor, and accompany you throughout labor and birth in the setting of your choice. I will also stay with you at least 3 hours after the birth and do follow-up visits during the important early postpartum period.

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When I went into labor, she met me at my home, and drove me to the hospital. Her presence during labor helped me to relax and enjoy the moment.

- Meri F.

She helped coach me through hard back labor. She helped by applying pressure, cool and warm face cloths, helped with breathing techniques and advocating my wishes for me.
- Marissa B.