What does a doula do?

Doula is the Greek word meaning 'women's servant'; however, the definition has come to be known as persons who are experienced in childbirth. Doulas provide continuous physical and emotional support during and after labour. 

 

A doula provides you:

  • Continuous emotional and physical care during pregnancy, the birth process, and after.
  • Knowledge and a voice, to ensure you know your rights and to empower you to make informed choices.
  • Additional support as part of your team and does not replace your partner's role. 
  • A true presents to witness this powerful moment in your lives. 

What is a postpartum doula?

Adjusting to a new addition to your family requires a lot of support. A postpartum doula is there to mother the mother, emotionally and physically, during the first few days, weeks, or even months after the birth of the child. 

She can provide:

  • Breastfeeding support and instruction
  • Assistance with bathing, changing, swaddling, and holding the baby
  • Supervision of the newborn while mom gets rest or attends to other children
  • Assistance with the family's adjustment to their new roles
  • Light household tasks and meal preparation
  • Accompaniment on family errands, such as grocery shopping
  • Supervision of our baby while you run errands
  • Connections to community resources