Welcome to Birth Resources of CT!

What is a Birth Doula?

A trained professional who gives a woman and her partner constant support during labor and the birth of their baby. This support includes physical comfort measures, coaching, emotional encouragement, and information (before and during the birth). A doula also helps mom and baby with breastfeeding. Partners will be able to enjoy the birth experience more and feel relieved when they can rely on a doula, as she can guide them in ways to help their loved one in labor.

 

What is Birth Resources of Connecticut?

 
Birth Resources of Connecticut is a birth doula service based in Connecticut.  Our passion is supporting mothers during their pregnancy, labor and postpartum period.  We believe that moms should be given the full range of choices that are available to them when it comes to birthing their babies.   We love to help moms and their partners achieve the birth experience they desire with all of the support and encouragement they deserve.  Whether you are planning a home birth or hospital birth, a natural birth or you are open to using medications, a doula from Birth Resources of Connecticut can offer you great birthing tips, gentle care and even a little bit of pampering.

If you are interested in hiring a doula please call (860) 628-7050 or send an e-mail to carey@birthresourcesofct.com or christie@birthresourcesofct.com

 


  • CAPPA Childbirth Educator Class

We remember our births our whole lives, help make that memory a positive one! Take the first step to becoming a CAPPA certified childbirth educator by attending a training on June 4-5, 2011 in Hartford/Waterbury area in Connecticut hosted by Birth Resources of CT.  
Learn new skills and knowledge and come away inspired! Invest in your future and prepare for a job you'll love!  Accelerated track available for midwives, nurses, doulas, and experienced childbirth educators. Give yourself a gift and register at
 www.wellpregnancy.com. These workshops equal 18 contact hours of
continuing  education. Questions? Email Julie Brill, CCCE, CLD at
 Julie@wellpregnancy.com.
You might be surprised to know what studies show.  Women cared for by birth doulas, compared to those receiving usual care were:
  • 26% less likely to have a c-section
  • 41% less likely to give birth with a vacuum extractor or forceps
  • 28% less likely to use analgesia or anesthesia (such as an epidural)
  • 33% less likely to be dissatisfied or negatively rate their birth experience

Summarized from the DONA Position Paper.