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New Doula service being offered in Macon County

What is a Doula?
You hear about them on the news, you hear stories from people you know on how they had an amazing birth experience thanks to their doula, or maybe you came across the title in an article that talked about how many celebrities have chosen and are choosing to hire a doula for their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journeys.
So what is all the fuss about Doulas?
Hi there, my name is Liv Sanchez; owner of Rooted Mama Doula Practice, and I am a full spectrum Doula here in Macon County.
So what is a full spectrum doula you ask?
A full spectrum doula is a professional, trained in fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, and newborn care, who provides emotional, physical, & educational support to a mother/husband/partner/family who is trying to conceive, who is expecting, is experiencing labor, or has recently given birth. Their purpose is to help women and their husband/partner/family to become educated, and prepared, have a safe, memorable, empowering birthing experience, and a very supported postpartum journey.
I am so excited to be working in the area of WNC I grew up in. I truly believe this type of service is needed here in Macon County & other areas of WNC. I am really looking forward to all Rooted Mama Doula Practice can bring to families here.
Along with my Doula services I have also created a facebook group for mama’s who are expecting or have recently delivered, to connect with eachother and to connect with me on other activities and events I will be offering. Some of these include, birthing classes, lactation support, prenatal and postnatal exercise classes, and more.
Living here in Macon County is a wonderful priveledge, but as many of you know, unfortunately we do not have a hospital that is equipped with a birthing unit, leaving the closest hospital for women to deliver their babies in approximately 45-90 minutes away. So many women & families have to deal with a lot of emotional & physical stress when it comes to not living near one of these birthing equipped hospitals.
While I can’t change that, as a Doula my job would be to educate both parents so that they will become familiar with what is normal during pregnancy, things to look out for & other things they may need to begin making the drive to these hospitals for. This can save time, travel expenses, and stress on the mother and baby.
Research shows that women who have a doula have reduced stress, increased knowledge, support, preparedness, & confidence & many end up having a wonderful birth experience that empowers them. I think that’s something all mamas & families deserve to have. With that being said, I do realize there are some families that would love to have a doula, but cannot afford the service; so I will be fundraising and accepting donations to pay for the doula services to those women/families who need/want this.
It is an honor to be serving as a Doula here, and I sincerely hope Rooted Mama Doula Practice will bring so much comfort and joy to many families. If you’d like to contact me about any questions you have, inquiries on classes, group events, or to hire me as your doula, please reach out to me via phone call, text, email, or directly on my social media.
You can also get to know more about me and my business through my Rooted Mama Podcast available on Spotify.
Some other benefits to hiring a doula for your birth include these facts:
– 39% decrease in the risk of Cesarean
– 15% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth
– 53% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief
– Shorter labors by 41 mins on average
– 38% decrease in the baby’s risk of a low five minute Apgar score
– 64% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience
(828) 332-1353
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