Q- What is a Doula?
A- A doula comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a woman who is trained to assist other women during their pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum period.
Q- What is the difference between a Doula and a Midwife?
A- A midwife is a trained medical professional. For Example- they take care of your prenatal checkups and medical exams. Doulas are labor support that are trained to work along side of women and their partners during labor in a non-medical way.
Q- Are Doulas only for home and natural births?
A- No. The common misconception about doulas is that they only attend natural births or home births. This couldn't be further from the truth. Doulas attend hospital births, home births, medicated births, non medicated births, and cesareans. We are there to support you and your decisions in a non-judgmental manner.
Q-What about my husband? Will a Doula replace him?
A- Absolutely not! We help dads rest during the labor process. Husbands are also welcoming their baby into the world! Doulas love to support dads and the rest of the birthing team. Our job as doulas, is to coach dads to feel confident in their ability to help mom during the birthing process, especially in emotional support.