the role of the doula
As a Doula, my primary role is to empower, educate, and advocate for your family during the entire birth process. I support you prenatally with in-depth appointments, am on-call during your due window until the birth of your baby, and come to your home for postpartum care. Having a doula can be a deeply special and empowering experience for your entire family. We work closely together to find a balance of care from me that resonates with you the most, ranging from hand-on labor support, partner empowerment, detailed education of the birth process and labor interventions, as well as providing deep emotional reassurance.
a doula is...
A doula is a non-medical professional trained to support an individual and partner through pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Doulas provide physical, emotional, and informational support. A doula will advocate for the birthing person to have the right to make informed decisions about their body and baby. While the doula does not speak to the medical staff on behalf of the birthing person, they provide a platform for the specific wishes to be heard and empower the birthing person to make informed decisions.
a doula is not...
A doula is not a medical professional, although doulas have valuable experiences with birth. A doula does not give medical advice, but will help you ask the right questions. A doula does not perform medical procedures. A doula does not make any decisions on your behalf, but will help you understand your options. A doula does not communicate your preferences to your birth team, but will help you communicate them.