A birth doula remains by your side for the whole duration of labour and birth. You are already familiar with her, she knows your birth preferences, and she is entirely dedicated to you and to make those preferences respected. A doula is not a medical professional, she is trained in providing emotional support and physical comfort. This work can start long before the day of labour, to make sure you will be able to give birth in the conditions that make it easiest for you.
Becoming a mother is often referred to as a natural and spontaneous process. Then why do we hear stories that are so different from this?… Read More »Spiritual companion: my role as a doula