What's a Doula?
The best way I can describe a Doula is she's a good girlfriend who serves as your knowledgeable tour guide traveling alongside you during the birthing journey. A trusted confidant who is familiar with the journey you are embarking on. She travels by your side through the joyful moments, remains strong when the journey gets intense, and gently supports embracing YOUR birth. A loyal helper for both mother and their partner!
Merriam-Webster Dictionary Full Definition of DOULA: a woman experienced in childbirth who provides advice, information, emotional support, and physical comfort to a mother before, during, and just after childbirth. Origin of DOULA: Mod Greek, female helper, maidservant, from Greek doulē female slave.
“Doulas support childbearing families emotionally, and help them feel comfortable and nurtured. Doula care has been studied extensively in scientific trials and the results show remarkably improved physical and psychological outcomes for both mother and baby.” – DONA International
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