What is a doula?
Simply put, support - physical, emotional, and informational. A compassionate and open heart present for you before, during and after pregnancy.
What does a doula do?
Support in the perinatal period looks different for everyone as we are all individuals and there is no right or wrong way to birth, just your way. You can expect comforting touch, presence and evidence-based information from your doula. Doula care is also specific to your needs. Ask about what you need.
Guiding principles of the practice from the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association's (CAPPA) Four Cornerstone Tenets and Philosophy
1. Using evidence-based information in practice
2. Embracing positive mental attitudes
3. Approaching all situations with a loving, non judgmental mindset
4. Building bridges amongst support and healthcare professionals
Get to know your doula. Thoughts on the mind-body connection, birth work and everything in-between.