What is a doula?

"A doula who accompanies a woman in labor mothers the mother, taking care of her emotional needs throughout childbirth. A doula also provides support and suggestions for partners that can enhance their experiences of birth." - DONA, International

 

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Why hire a doula?

"The doula is the most significant change that's taking place in the direction of woman-centered childbirth." - Penny Simkin

 

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