A doula is a non-medical professional who assists a woman during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. The word “doula” comes from the Greek and means “a woman who serves.”
To break it down, a birth doula provides:
A postpartum doula provides:
A doula is there to be your companion and guide throughout your journey to motherhood. Doulas aren’t just for mother’s wanting non-medicated or “natural” births, either. Even if you choose to get an epidural or cesarean a doula has the knowledge and resources to support you.
A doula does not:
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