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Leticia Borges

 

my story

My journey began with my own childbirth. It was then that I experienced what kind of benefits a doula can bring not only to a woman but also to the couple during labor. I fell in love immediately with this profession. Since 2016, I am privileged to have helped women and their partners make these experiences as positive and healthy as possible. I am proud to support the families, initially in Brazil and nowadays across Santa Clarita Valley. More than witnessing a child's birth, I mostly like to witness the process of a woman becoming a mother.

 
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Supporting women and families through pregnancy and postpartum

  • 50% reduction in cesarean section rates;

  • 25% reduction in labor timing;

  • 60% reduction in epidural analgesia requests;

  • 30% reduction in epidural analgesia use;

  • 40% reduction in oxytocin use;

  • 40% reduction in forceps use.


Klaus and Kennel published in 1993 in "Mothering the mother"

  • Increased breastfeeding success;

  • Satisfactory mother-baby interaction;

  • Satisfaction with childbirth experience;

  • Reduced incidence of postpartum depression;

  • Decreased anxiety states and low self esteem.

Cochrane Collaboration’s Pregnancy and Childbirth Group