What is a Doula?
A doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.
They provide ideas for positions that help a birthing mother be more comfortable and help labor progress. They provide hands-on comfort measures.
They help support families so that their birth experience is a more positive one. They help create a space where labor can take place as it is meant to however that looks for each family. Their experience and expertise create a calm no matter what the birth may look like.
They support both the birthing mother and the birth partner. Helping the birth partner feel more comfortable with the birth experience and support however involved they would like to be.
Doulas can help families ask important questions about their birth experience and provide them with evidence based information so that they can make better, more informed decisions about their birth. A doula can help birthing parents advocate for better care.