What is a Doula?

A doula is a trained maternal support practitioner that provides educational, emotional, and physical support to expectant parents throughout pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. 

A doula:

  • listens in a compassionate, non-judgmental manner 

  • provides unbiased, evidence-based information and resources so you can make informed decisions about your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience 

  • assists as you identify your birth and postpartum preferences and provides guidance as you develop a game plan 

  • helps you discover your own power so that you can advocate for yourself and baby and ensure that your voice is heard

  • works collaboratively with your medical providers, all the while encouraging shared decision-making so that you receive the care you feel is best for you and your baby 

The ultimate goal of a doula is to help you feel more confident, informed, prepared, supported, and satisfied as you embark on pregnancy and parenthood for the first time or as you add another child to your family. 

A doula is someone who will support you in your decisions and help you have the best birthing and postpartum experience possible while encouraging you and your baby to thrive!

Evidence for Doulas

Find out how doulas can positively impact a person's birth and postpartum experience!

Dads/Partners and Doulas

Doulas do not replace dads

or partners! See how both can work as a team to support

the birthing person!

mallori berry cain, msw, lsw, msp, hchd

certified birth & postpartum doula

maternal support practitioner

hypnobabies® childbirth hypnosis doula

serving South Jersey and 

the greater Philadelphia area

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