I am a holistic birth doula in Tacoma, Puyallup & surrounding areas,
supporting families in their pregnancy journey in learning to trust their body, instincts, & feel empowered.

Benefits of a Birth Doula

Research shows that those who use a birth doula are:

  • Less likely to have a cesarean birth
  • Less likely to use any pain medication
  • Experience decrease anxiety
  • Have improved relaxation during labor
  • Have increased confidence and self-esteem
  • Decreased complications & interventions during labor and birth
  • Have more positive long-term memories
Adrianne Buyer Birth Doula Tacoma WA

Emotional Support I Provide:

  • Create and help maintain a calm, peaceful environment conducive to birth
  • Continuously support you and your birth partner
  • Respect and honor your wishes for your birth
  • Help you work through your concerns, fears and questions
  • Hold space for you and your emotions and feelings
  • Show empathy, care and take a non-judgmental stance towards you regardless of your decisions
  • Process the birth experience with you at a postpartum visit
 

Physical Support I Provide:

  • Help setup the birth space when needed
  • Ensure you are fed and hydrated during labor
  • Help with body balancing and creating space for baby both before and during labor
  • Apply acupressure, counter-pressure and facia release as needed during labor
  • Guide you through relaxation and coping techniques and rituals when needed during labor
  • Help with lactation support immediately after birth
 

Informational Support I Provide:

  • Share relevant up-to-date evidence-based information to assist you in making informed decisions during pregnancy, labor and postpartum
  • Facilitate effective communication between families and the healthcare team
  • Offer resources as needed such as support groups, counselors, lactation consultants, physical therapists, massage therapists, chiropractors, postpartum doulas and more
 

Doula

[doo-lah] noun. • English


a compassionate advisor that provides comfort, encouragement, and support during one of life's most significant moments. an incredible person who empowers, supports, and instills self-belief in the families they care for. they are masters at listening and will advise, encourage, and counsel all whilst reminding you of the power you hold. a truly amazing doula is hard to find, difficult to part with, and impossible to forget.