The term doula is becoming more and more popular, as people discover the amazing benefits of including a doula in their labor and birth preparation plans. Doulas have been proven to lower medical interventions (like Pitocin and epidurals), reduce the number of cesareans and leave new parents feeling more satisfied with their birthing experience. As more and more pregnant couples are hiring doulas, the demand for new doulas is increasing- and in a vibrant and diverse city like San Diego, there is plenty of need for this type of birthing coach.
What does a doula do?
A doula is specifically there for the birthing parents alone. She helps them discover what their birthing needs and wishes are and offers continuous support throughout their pregnancy, labor and into the postpartum period. Her role includes meeting with the birthing parents ahe...
This word DOULA is becoming more and more popular in parenting circles- and you might be like a growing majority of pregnant parents wondering what is a doula and do you need one? Read on to find out!
-What is a Doula?
A doula is traditionally a women experienced and knowledgeable in the birth process who offers labor support and companionship for pregnant mothers and their partners. Every doula is trained to provide emotional, physical and informational support.
-What does a Doula do?
The greatest thing a doula can provide is supporting the laboring mother and her birthing wishes. A good doula supports all birth settings including birth centers, hospitals and home births. This also includes the support of medicated and non-medicated births and cesarean deliveries.
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