What is a doula?

A doula is a trained, non-medical supporter of pregnant women and their supporters during childbirth.

A doula is a continuous presence throughout your labor. That means, even when a shift changes or another supporter gets tired, your doula will stay with you. A doula will provide you with the educational resources you need to make informed decisions for you and your baby, so that you and your partner can advocate for yourselves as a team in the midst of labor. A doula will remind you of your intentions for your bith, so that you can have the most satisfying birth experience possible. A doula will be a compassionate, informed guide throughout the process of pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period, to make sure that you can be prepared for your new role of “mom.” And a doula will let you tell her your story once it’s all over.

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