What is a doula?
The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves." The term is now used to describe a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to the mother before, during, and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.
Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier, and they breastfeed more easily.
What does a doula do?
A Birth Doula
Birth Doula Services
Our doula services include at least two prenatal home visits to prepare for your birth; support at home and at your chosen birth location (home, hospital , birth center) throughout active labor, delivery and initiation of breastfeeding; and at least one post-natal home visit.
We provide both private and group childbirth education, offering evidence-based information needed to make informed decisions about your birth.
As part of our doula services and childbirth classes, we provide information and support to help mothers get breastfeeding off to a good start.
Workshops & Other Services
We also offer periodic events and workshops to meet the needs of expectant and new parents.