A doula is a person who supports another person’s transition through a major life experience.


- Recognizes birth as a key experience the birthing person will remember all their life


- Understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a person in labor


- Assists the laboring person in preparing for and carrying out their plans for birth


- Stays with the laboring person throughout their labor experience


- Provides emotional support, physical comfort measures, and an objective viewpoint 


- Helps the laboring person get the information they need to make an informed decision


- Facilitates communication between the laboring person, their partner (if applicable) and their clinical care 


- Perceives their role as nurturing and protecting the laboring person’s memory of the birth experience


- Allows the laboring person’s partner (if applicable) to participate at their comfort level


Find Your Doula

Become a Doula

CHB provides full-spectrum doula support, training, and childbirth education throughout the US and Canada as well as online offerings accessible anywhere on the globe.

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