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.
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!