What is a doula?
A doula is “a trained professional who provides continuous physical,
emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and
shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible. ” ~ DONA International
Basically – a doula provides extra support for a positive birth and postpartum experience. Doulas don’t replace the support of a partner or family member but rather enhance that support!
Research shows that women who use a birth doula are:
Who is eligible?
What is offered?
Interested in serving as a community-based doula?