A Mother's Love for Her New Child.

The Benefits of Having a Doula

Welcome to my website! My name is Candace Barber. I am a doula, formerly certified through PALS Doulas (formerly known as Pacific Association of Labor Support Doulas). As well as being a doula, I am also a wife, mother, part-time private piano/voice teacher, and photographer. With all these titles I am also known as "honey," "mom," "teacher," and "friend." I have been a doula for about 26 years - beginning with attending my sister during her labor and delivery of her first son. My passion is to give informational, emotional, and physical support to women during their pregnancy, labor, and delivery, as well as post-partum support. Although I am very passionate about this profession, I have the support of numerous studies which conclude that women who have continuous labor support have less complications which naturally lead to less births by cesarean section. The length of labor "coincidentally" is not as long, and although pain is not out of the picture, more women report their experience as being enjoyable and memorable as opposed to painful or traumatic.

Benefits of continuous labor support are not conjured up by some radical grass-roots group like, "Doulas Unite!" (that's not a real group), but rather is recognized by The World Health Organization (W.H.O.), The Medical Leadership Council (an organization of over 1200 U.S. Hospitals), and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada, as well as many groups here in the United States - too many to list on my website.