What is a Doula?
“The word “doula” comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves” and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth.”
– DONA International
A professional birth doula is trained in how to support families during pregnancy, labor, and the immediate postpartum period. A doula provides unbiased, evidence-based support so that you can make your
own informed decisions that are in-line with your family’s goals and values.
A certified doula’s skills include pain relief techniques, effective positioning for labor and birth, massage, relaxation techniques, the use of various acupressure points, breastfeeding support, and much more. A doula is attentive to your hopes and fears and is respectful of your choices.