What is a Doula?

A doula is a woman who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to a pregnant woman and her family before, during and after childbirth. Doulas are trained in the physiology of labor and birth as well as the emotional needs of the woman in labor. It is the job of a doula to ease and speed labor while helping you to have the birth you want.

A Doula:

  • is an extra pair of knowledgeable hands.
  • is a resource for information about pregnancy, birth and parenting.
  • stays with the laboring mother through her entire labor.
  • works for the mother, not the care provider or the hospital.
  • helps to create an environment where mothers and their families can labor comfortably and effectively.
  • supports fathers and partners to they can concentrate on nurturing and caring.
  • works in hospitals and at home.
  • helps create positive birth memories.

Testamonials from Clients:

“Doulas are worth their weight in gold. I truly believe our doula made the difference between the cesarean we might have had and the lovely natural birth we did have!”
– Suzanne A.

“Our doula really allowed me to be present for our son’s birth. I wasn’t worrying about anything, she took care of all the details.”
– Pat Q.

“If it hadn’t been for my doula I would have taken drugs! Something I never wanted to do. Her reassuring presence helped so much.”
– Cindy G.

“Our doula helped me to care for my wife in the best way possible. She showed me ways to help her that I wouldn’t have remembered from class or didn’t even know.”
– Tom B