What is a doula? DOULA : from the ancient greek “A woman who serves”.
DOULA : a woman experienced in childbirth who provides advice, information, emotional support, and physical comfort to a mother before, during, and just after childbirth. Today we use the word doula to refer to a person educated and experienced in supporting women in childbirth and parenting. Many doulas offer prenatal classes and breast feeding support. Some doulas specialize in postpartum care, and other
I did what every typical first-time mom did when I was pregnant with my first baby. I was over the moon excited, totally surprised, and completely oblivious to what all I should do from that moment on. I read a couple of books, talked to some family and friends about what they suggested for me, but overall, I had very little clue as to what choices I had when it came to health care providers, birth plan options, pregnancy care products, etc., never mind what I would need the