A doula is a non-medical support person educated and trained in pregnancy, birth and post-partum matters. As a doula my job is firstly to support Mum but also extends to support for partners, siblings and significant others. As a doula, I work for you and will do my very best to help you have the pregnancy, labour and birth you want, how and where you want without prejudices or judgement.
A doula does not replace the role of a partner, rather we enhance the whole experience for all those invested in your labour and birth.
There is a growing body of evidence which clearly supports the benefits that women and families experience by hiring a doula, both physically and mentally.