Welcome to Labor of Love Childbirth Services 
Catherine Stewart-Lindley and Terry Richmond
Doula is a Greek word referring to a woman who is a caregiver. It has come to refer to a woman experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, intellectual and emotional support to the birthing family before, during and just after childbirth. 
Catherine Stewart-Lindley and Terry Richmond are professional labor support coaches and childbirth educators with 40 combined years experience in birthing.
We offer a free consultation to prospective clients in which we discuss our services, fees and the client’s individual needs. During this consultation, you are able to get to know us and see if we are a good fit for you. We encourage prospective clients to interview several doulas and to find the one who meets their needs and with whom they are the most comfortable.

Proven Benefits of Doula Care
Decreased medical intervention in labor:
• Reduces need for cesarean by 50%
• Reduces length of labor by 25%
• Reduces use of pitocin by 40% 
• Reduces pain medication use by 30%
• Reduces the need for forceps by 40%
• Reduces epidural requests by 60% 

6 weeks after birth, mothers who had doulas were:
• Less anxious and depressed
• Had more confidence with their baby
• More satisfied with their partner (71% vs 30%)
• More likely to be breastfeeding (52% vs. 29%)

Doula Studies
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