What Is A Doula?

Doula: “You’re a Do-What?”

Chances are good you talked to someone about your pregnancy and were told, “You need a doula!”  Right away, it seemed serious.  Why would you need a doula, and what the heck is a doula anyway?  If it’s so important, why haven’t you heard about it before? (And let me preface by saying that you don’t need a doula, but the addition of a doula is an amazing asset if you’re into the type of support we offer you.)

So, if you’re like me, you go to Google and type in, “What is a doula?” Most of the results say that the name originates from a Greek word meaning, “a woman who serves” and goes on to say that doulas are trained professionals that provide physical, emotional, and informational support during the antepartum, birth, and postpartum period.  Vague much?

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