What is a Labor Doula?
A doula is person who supports a woman through pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. Whether she is a labor doula or postpartum doula, her main goal is to provide the mother with the necessary foundation for her emotional and physical well being. A doula provides information if requested and serves as a voice of confidence and reassurance. She believes that birth can be empowering and uplifting event of woman’s life. A doula is nonjudgmental, she gives options and resources which gives the client confidence in her choice. A doula supports the woman during labor with massage, quiet confidence, positioning, maintaining rhythm and relaxation. A doula works with the clients to help achieve the birth they desire.
She believes that birth can be empowering and uplifting event of woman’s life.
A Doula Helps with:
–Non Medicated Labors
What is a Doula Not?
A doula is not medical professional, she does not provide clinical assessments or monitoring, she does not offer medical advise. A doula does not bring her labor or her birth philosophy to the mother and partner. A doula believes that part of the empowerment of birth is gained in the confidence the mother has in her choices and the mother/partner’s ability to state those decisions to their care provider. She does not judge the decisions a family makes for themselves and believes every mother makes decisions that are right for her and her family’s value system.
Contact Mainstay Doulas & Co for more information and pricing at (786) 427-4135