DOULA:

PRONOUNCED (DOO-LUH)

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

WHAT DOES A DOULA DO?

- 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

 

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