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.