Doula? What's That?
Absolutely! We also work with doctors. You choose the medical team that you trust; we work with them to support you. Doulas attend births in hospitals, birthing centres, and homes.
Not exactly. A midwife is a medical professional, with the necessary training and expertise to ensure the health and safety of parent and baby throughout pregnancy and delivery. A doula does not have medical training, and does not diagnose, prescribe, or provide medical treatment. The doula’s job is to do everything possible to ensure that the parents feel supported and have a positive birthing experience.
The word “doula” means “female servant” in Greek. For the past few decades, it has been used to refer to a professional birth support person. Doulas support people who are giving birth before, during and after their labour, providing physical, emotional, and informational help.