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 provides professional support to new and expectant parents before, during and after birth, and in the early postpartum period. There are many different types of doula support.

Birth doulas work with clients to offer emotional, physical, informational support. This often includes visits leading up to the labour experience, throughout the birth and into the immediate postpartum period.

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 principles of practice but is customized to each client’s individual 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.