What is a Doula?
A doula is your guide through pregnancy, labor, birth, and beyond. She is trained and experienced in providing informational, physical, and emotion support to both the mother and her partner through all stages of pregnancy, birth, and the early postpartum period. She provides non-judgmental and empowering support to help you and your partner navigate the process and advocate for yourselves when unexpected challenges may arise. Multiple studies have shown that the presence of a doula during labor and birth remarkably improve physical and psychological outcomes for both the mother and baby, as well as the birth partner. According to DONA International, a Doula is defined as:
“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.”
*A doula does not perform medical procedures or assessments, perform any clinical tasks, or provide medical advice.
Every labor and birth is unique and has its own set of challenges and triumphs. Our doulas are there to provide the physical, educational, and emotional support you want during your labor.
Bringing a new baby home can be very intimidating. Whether this is your first, second, last, or any baby in between, there are new challenges and obstacles that will be encountered along the way. Our doulas will help ease this transition and allow you to settle into your new life with your new baby (or babies).