What is a Doula???
A Doula is a woman who is trained to assist another woman through her pregnancy and childbirth. A doula may provide support to the family after the baby is born as well. The term originated from the ancient Greeks and means, "a woman who serves." Birth doulas provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during, and just after birth. Postpartum doulas provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.
Studies have shown that women who have a doula present at their birth have shorter labors with fewer complications. They also have healthier babies, and are more likely to breastfeed without as much as difficulty.
I have the world's most rewarding job! I'm a Doula.