”I hope that each of my clients have a positive labor and birth experience where they understand what is happening at every turn, feel empowered to be active participants through the process, and are able to look back on the birth of their child with fond memories and feelings of joy. This is what drives my work.”
A doula assists a family before, during, and/or after the process of giving birth by providing emotional support and physical assistance. They are a wealth of information which helps facilitate informed decision-making during birth. They assist communication between the laboring person, their partner, and clinicians.
Doulas are trained and versed in all things birth, as well as are aware of the difference care providers' policies and procedures, maternity care, and what can be expected through the process of labor and birth. Partners know the laboring person, and love and care about them more deeply than anyone else in the room, even the doula. The combination of the doula's experience and expertise in support and the partner's love and understanding the laboring person create a beautiful, well-rounded system to help give the family the best birth experience possible.
Read more about how Doulas and Partners work together.
What are the benefits of a doula?
Labor doulas are statistically proven to improve outcomes:
Read about the Evidence on how Doulas increase positive birth outcomes.
A doula does not perform any clinical services, make decisions, speak on behalf of the laboring person or family, nor is a licensed counselor.