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What is a Doula?

A Doula is a  trained and experienced professional who provides continuous informational, physical, and emotional support to a mother (and partner) before, during, and after birth.

Please note: A Doula does not and is not qualified to perform any medical procedures including: cervical checks, blood pressure checks, fetal heart rate monitoring, delivering/catching the baby, etc.

A Doula is NOT and does NOT replace a Health Care Provider such

as a Midwife or OB.

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What Do Doulas Provide?

Informational Assistance

A Doula provides INFORMATIONAL assistance by keeping both you and your partner well-informed at every stage of your pregnancy and during the postpartum period. They can also aid you in discovering evidence-based information regarding various choices in pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care. A Doula serves as an impartial reference, never a primary source!hort catchy text to tell people what you offer, and the benefits they will receive. A great description gets readers in the mood, and makes them more likely to go ahead and book.

Emotional Support

A Doula provides unwavering comfort, offering words of reassurance and encouragement while displaying genuine care and empathy. They assist both you and your partner in addressing concerns and self-doubts related to pregnancy and childbirth. Furthermore, a Doula can offer EMOTIONAL support through post-birth debriefing.

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Physical Assistance

Doulas offer PHYSICAL assistance by addressing your physical requirements during labor, which may include:

  • Massage and counter pressure

  • Recommending position changes to enhance labor progress

  • Establishing a serene atmosphere

  • Utilizing water therapy (such as baths or showers)

  • Assisting with hydration and nourishment for the birthing person

  • Offering hands-on support for infant feeding

Doulas ensure your physical well-being throughout the childbirth process.

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