What is a doula?

A doula is someone who provides non-clinical support and care to families during childbirth and the postpartum period.

What is a doula?

A doula is a non-medically trained professional who supports, educates, advocates, coaches, and nurtures a birthing person throughout the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey. There are many different types of doula support.

Birth doulas are trained to provide practical and emotional support during childbirth. They empower those who are giving birth to advocate for themselves during the process and ensure that they can be engaged and informed in the birthing experience.

Doulas are there to listen, encourage, remind the birther of their strength, and provide the necessary information needed to make the most informed decisions for their situation.  Essentially, doulas help prepare for the marathon of birth.

Postpartum doulas focus on assisting new families with the transition to parenthood, infant care, feeding information, recovery support and education.

Each doula’s support is based on these practice principles but is customized to each client’s needs. We encourage you to meet with a variety of doulas to be sure to find the one who’s the best fit for your family.