Welcome to GraceD by Birth

Congratulations!

I would first like to congratulate you! Not only on your pregnancy but for the decision to hire a doula! It is such a special and memorable journey that you and your baby take together. Each and every journey is unique and it is my belief that every birthing mother and family deserves the very best available pregnancy, labor and birth support. I am a professional birth doula serving San Diego County and it would be my honor to support you and your family to help best prepare you for a beautiful birth experience you desire.

My name is Gracie DelMar and I would love to meet you for a free consultation! Book your consultation today!

What is a doula?

The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period. 

 

According to DONA International:

Numerous clinical studies have found that a doula’s presence at birth

  • tends to result in shorter labors with fewer complications

  • reduces negative feelings about one’s childbirth experience

  • reduces the need for pitocin (a labor-inducing drug), forceps or vacuum extraction and cesareans

  • reduces the mother’s request for pain medication and/or epidurals

Research shows parents who receive support can:

  • Feel more secure and cared for

  • Are more successful in adapting to new family dynamics

  • Have greater success with breastfeeding

  • Have greater self-confidence

  • Have less postpartum depression

  • Have lower incidence of abuse

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Gracie DelMar

Professional Birthing Doula

INNATE Postpartum Care Certified Provider