what is a doula?

Maybe you’re asking yourself, “What in the world is a doula?” You are not alone in asking the question. A doula concerns herself with the care of a mother before, during, and after pregnancy. She is experienced in childbirth and serves with gentle excellence. She provides emotional support and physical comfort to laboring mother as well as direction and guidance for the mother’s partner or other supporters.

what if I've already had children? Can a doula still help me?

Our doulas provide services to mothers of all kinds! Whether this is your first baby or you’re on number four, we want to join you in the miraculous process of bringing life into the world. All mothers need and deserve support; a doula offers expertise to new moms and comes alongside experienced mothers for extra encouragement.

what if i don't want a "natural" childbirth? Can I still use a doula?

Doulas are, first and foremost, available to mothers. We are not here to persuade or dictate your birth experience. We are here to support and encourage you in whatever decision you make. Doulas give mothers permission to follow their own hearts without pressure. No matter what type of birth experience you’re hoping for, a doula can certainly serve you during any part of it.