WHAT IS A DOULA?

WHY hire a doula?

A Doula is a woman experienced in childbirth who provides advice, information, emotional support, and physical comfort to a mother before, during, and just after childbirth.

A doula provides various forms of non-medical support (physical, emotional, and informed choice) in the childbirth process. Based on her individual training and background, the doula may offer support during prenatal care, during childbirth and/or during the postpartum period. A birth doula is a continuous care provider for labor in many settings. Thus a labor doula may attend a home birth or might attend the parturient woman during labor at home and continue while in transport and then complete supporting the birth at a hospital or a birth center.

BIRTH DOULA - CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR - CLOTH DIAPERing