What Is a Doula?
is a Greek word meaning “a woman who serves” that has now come to describe a trained and experienced labor companion who provides the woman and her husband continuous emotional support, physical comfort, and assistance in obtaining information before, during, and just after childbirth.
The acceptance of doulas in maternity care is growing rapidly with the recognition of their important contribution to the improved physical outcomes and emotional wellbeing of mothers and infants.– DONA International
Benefits of Hiring a Doula
The responsibilities of a doula can be wide-ranging, and will vary from pregnancy to pregnancy. I’m here to help you wherever you need it most. That said, here are some reasons women find it helpful to retain a doula’s services: