WHAT IS A DOULA?
A doula is a trained professional who is knowledgeable about pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. We can help you to navigate your options, in order to improve both your experience and your outcome. Doulas offer resources and evidence-based information to assist you in making informed choices that feel right to you. We support you in your choices, and help you to advocate for your needs.
Doulas provide tools to help you prepare for labor and birth, and offer physical and emotional support to you and your partner throughout the entire process. After your baby is born, we help get breastfeeding off to a good start and help to ease your transition into parenthood.
Doula care not only sounds good- studies have proven that doulas are helping to change maternity care for the better. By decreasing the need for commonly used interventions for mother and child, doula care improves the birth experience for the entire family. For more information, click here.
Doulas have been around as long as women have been having babies, but many people are just now beginning to hear about the important care we offer. Every family deserves the attentive guidance and care of a doula during one of the most important moments of their lives.
The birth was perfect. Peaceful, calm, beautiful…We were surrounded by strong, supporting women. Maya, our doula, was one of them. We cannot imagine the experience without her.