Every parent deserves to be emotionally & physically supported & informed of their options, regardless of what kind of birth they have. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine issued a joint statement that hiring a doula is one of the most effective ways to prevent a cesarean. (link provided below) Yet, sometimes unexpected complications can still arise, or you may choose to have an elective cesarean section. A doula will still be a very active supporter and significant member of your birth team in both situations.
So, the answer is yes! Doulas Do Support Cesarean Birth! Doulas are for absolutely every birth! As a doula, I support my clients wholeheartedly through their birth experiences, regardless if their birth plan includes or excludes medical intervention. I am passionate about providing clients with unbiased information so they may make choices they feel work best for their family.
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Jenni Jenkins – Sekine is an Oklahoma Bereavement, Birth, & Postpartum Doula and Child Birth Educator who serves her Central Oklahoma community. She is also a midwifery assistant with Holistic Birthing Services and began her journey as a student midwife with the Midwives College of Utah in 2022.
Jenni is also the creator & facilitator of the Kaleidoscope OKC LGBTQ Family Support Group & the Nurture Oklahoma Live Interview Series.
To learn more about Jenni, please click here.