In ancient history, the word “doula” derived from the greek meaning “a woman who serves.” It is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support before, during, and just after birth.
 

 


The Birth Doula 

  • Recognizes birth as a key experience in life. Bears witness and holds space for the transformation of your family with the belief that every birth is natural, regardless of the delivery method.

 

  • Ensures advocacy throughout pregnancy and delivery by making sure you have the information, resources and support you need. Works to facilitate communication between you, your partner and clinical care providers.

 

  • Offers emotional, physical and educational support for you and your partner throughout this intensely natural life event, as a chosen member of your labor support team. Works to enhance the partner’s role at his/her own comfort level.

 

  • Empowers your overall experience and birth story through individualized care. Works to offer genuine support that enhances your body’s innate strength and utilizes your body mechanics to your advantage.