What is a doula?

What a doula does:

  • Provides comfort measures and emotional support 
  • Works side-by-side with and supports your partner 
  • Provides evidence-based information
  • Helps you communicate with your care provider
  • Stays with you for the duration of labor
  • Supports your decisions 100%
  • Research shows doulas improve birth outcomes!

What a doula does not: 

  • Give medical advice or diagnosis
  • Perform medical procedures or exams
  • Make decisions for you
  • Make judgements about your decisions
  • Replace the role of your partner 
  • Change Shifts 
  • Catch the baby

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