Loving Labors Doula Services wishes you and your family the best as you await your new arrival!
Thank you for visiting today! My name is Jessica Pike. I am currently a labor doula. I have apprenticed with a homebirth midwife in Kansas and am now living in Iowa .
Childbirth is an amazing ordeal. It is hard and intense but also amazingly rewarding. You learn how powerful and strong you really are and that you can do anything you need to for that little bundle of joy!
Like everything else in life it helps to have continuous support from someone who has been there and can remind you that you can do it to. There are many things that can be done to help labor progress as easily as possible and doulas are trained to help with non medical options.
Studies have shown that a doula has a very positive effect on labor. According to Marshall H. Klaus in his book Mothering the Mother, studies have shown that a doula reduces the cesarean rate overall by 50%. The length of labor is reduced by 25%. Also the requests for an Epidural are reduced by 60%.
I believe that a doula is beneficial to all women in labor. Because of this if money is an issue please don’t hesitate to call me I will be happy to work with you.