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"Making the decision to have a child—it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body."

—Elizabeth Stone


What is a Birth and Parenting Doula

A doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to mothers and their partners before, during and after childbirth to help them achieve their personal birth experience.


What does a  birth doula offer?

Physical Support

Position ideas for comfort and labor progression with hands-on comfort measures like a gentle touch, counter pressure, breathing techniques and other doula tricks.

 

Emotional Support

Doulas help families feel supported by easing the emotional experience of birth and helping to create a space where the hormones of labor can work at their best. This emotional support is offered to families who opt to experience a completely unmedicated birth or have medically complex births.  Every family can benefit from nurturing and tender connection of a doula. 


Partner Support

Husband, romantic partner, a friend or other family member like the baby’s grandma receive physical and emotional support. Doulas are there to support the birth partner in being as involved as they would like during the birthing process.  


 Information and Advocacy

 Doulas are trained to help families connect with evidence-based resources so they can ask great questions and make informed decisions about their births. They serve as a bridge of communication between families and their providers, guiding them and helping them to find their voices and advocate for the very best care.


What does a parenting doula offer?


Information and Resources

Parenting is a hard job and one that comes with a lot of questions. Like a birth doula, a parenting doula offers families evidence-based information and resources so they can make informed decisions about their child's development.


Emotional Support

Dealing with the emotions of raising another human being can be exhausting.  A parenting doula support parents through the trials of parenting.  They provide families with a listening ear and a place to discuss how they are feeling without being judged.  



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