Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding doula support. If you have any additional questions, I would love to answer them!

Why hire a doula?

Labor and birth can be uncomfortable and unpredictable. Becoming educated on your options can make it less intimidating. A doula’s support can reassure and bring comfort, endlessly sharing information when you need it. Doula’s focus on providing information, hands on comfort and non-judgemental and unbiased support through pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

Do doulas support hospital birth?

Doulas support birth wherever the birthing person wants to deliver. Doulas work along side OBGYNs and midwives while supporting hospital births, midwife clinic births or home births, where ever our clients feel most comfortable.

What's the difference between a doula and a midwife?

Midwives offer clinical care and support for mom and baby for low risk pregnancies. They take blood pressures, check cervical changes and diagnose and treat medical conditions relevant to pregnancy. They also follow mom and baby for 6 weeks postpartum to ensure their physical health. Doulas offer emotional support and physical hands on care during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. They support and inform the new parents throughout pregnancy. Doula’s help with comfort techniques and position changes during labor and offer support in any way their clients need.

I have a partner; do I still need a doula?

Doulas are there to support the birthing person in any way possible. Often that mean helping their partner feel more connected, involved and informed as well. Doula’s don’t replace the partners role, instead support the partner in suggesting ways to comfort the birthing person through massage or encouragements. When the partner may not intuitively know what the birthing person needs, the doula is there equipped with suggestions to help facilitate the nurturing of the new mom. As a bonus having a doula means the partner can have someone supporting the birthing person while they rest or eat.

“Although birth is only one day in the life of a woman, it has an imprint on her for the rest of her life.”

Justine Caines

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