What is a Doula?
What is a doula is a question that is often asked when Doulas tell people what they do.
You can listen to “What is a Doula” if you want more information about doulas and what they can offer families.
What is a doula? A doula is a care provider who assists mothers with physical support and emotional support in labor. Doulas work with mother’s and her partners to assist them in achieving the birth they desire.
Doulas can offer parents support, educational resources and compassionate care. Doulas listen, offer education and work with parents to achieve what they want in birth. This can be natural relaxation techniques, support through a C-section, postpartum care, breastfeeding support, tools of the trade for labor management, it can be so many things. Each doula bring s a different skill set to the job, and each is unique.
The birthing woman deserves to be honored and supported as she embarks on this most challenging, heartfullfilling and expressive journey. Birth Arts educational programs are for those who want to get to the heart of what it means to be “with woman”. Being a doula is truly being with women, where they are emotionally, spiritually and physically. Doulas work with families and assist with pregnancy, labor and postpartum support and education, and offer breastfeeding guidance and education.
Learn more about the Birth Arts International practice philosophy. BAI Philosophy