What Is a Doula?
Updated: Jan 30, 2021
A doula is a trained professional who provides emotional and physical support to the mom during pregnancy, birth, and the immediate postpartum period. Their essential role is to provide continuous labor support (coping mechanisms, labor techniques/positions, encouragement) to the mother, no matter what decisions the mother makes or how she gives birth. A doula holds space for each client- allowing them a place to process fears, concerns, past birth traumas, and more without judgment.
A doula does not take the place of your primary support person (i.e. birth partner, spouse, family member), but is an additional support person equipped with skills to provide the care that you need. Many doulas are
Mandy supports all types of birth with doula care- VBAC, medicated, unmedicated, Cesarean, home birth, birth center, multiples, pregnancy after loss, and surrogacy.
If cost is a concern for you, please reach out! Mandy is willing to barter and work with you to be able to provide doula services. She believes every mom should have access to doula care!