A Doula is a professional that is educated in the physiological and emotional changes that occur during pregnancy and birth, and the techniques that aid the birth process. A doula provides continuous informational, emotional and physical support, as well as encouragement to the mother and father, before, during, and after labor. Doulas accompany mothers in hospitals, birth centers, and home births.
The word “doula” comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves”. A doula works with the mother’s support team including the doctors, nurses, midwives, partner, and family. Doctors come when it is time to deliver the baby, and nurses come in and out, but a doula is there to support you 100% of the time; from pre-labor, through labor, and into postpartum. A doula does not take place of the partner or anyone else. Doulas are not Midwives and don’t provide medical care.
I have been a certified doula for over 5 years now. I have assisted over 50 women in bringing their babies into the world, and have birth 4 angels of my own. I came across the word doula after my 4th child and instantly knew, I had found the name of my passion and calling. If you have any questions, please reach out. I would love to see if I could be a helping hand, on one of the most memorable days in your life!