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mama nurture

birth 
  
Katie Hamilton, CPM, IBCLC

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benefits of doula care

decreased medical intervention in labor*

reduced need for cesarean by 50%
reduces length of labor by 25%
reduces use of artificial oxytocin by 40%
reduces pain medication use by 40%
reduces forceps deliveries by 40%
reduces epidural requests by 60%

6 weeks after birth, mothers who had doulas were**

less anxious and depressed
more confident in mothering
more satisfied with their partner
(71% vs. 30%)
more likely to be breastfeeding
(52% vs 29%)

*Nugent, K. (1998, March).A Doula Makes the Difference, Mothering.
**Klaus, M. & Kaus, P. (2012). The Doula Book. Cambridge, MA, Perseus

Katie Hamilton, CPM, IBCLC

Katie Hamilton is a Certified Professional Midwife, Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She attends home births, hospital, births, and birth center births in the South Bay and surrounding L.A area. She has a BSc degree in Midwifery.
 Every person deserves to feel safe, nurtured, and empowered in their birth experience. A doula provides physical, emotional, and informational support that empowers families on their birth journey, a rite of passage. With care and support, comes confidence and trust-in birth, in mothering, and beyond. Fostering that gift, gives me great joy. I live in Redondo Beach with my husband and girls ages 9 and 10. One born in the hospital and the other at home!

      
                                                                                         -Certified Professional Midwife
                                                                                         -Professional Birth Doula since 2012
                                                                                          -IBCLC Board Certified Lactation Consultant
                                                                                         -IBCLC Board Certified Lactation Consultant
                                                                                          -Early Childhood Educator
                                                                                          -Kushi Institute Macrobiotic Counselor 
                                                                                          -Nominated by DASC-Doula of the Year and 
                                                                                          -Most Inspirational Doula of the Year for 2013
                                                                                          -ICEA Childbirth Educator Trained