What is a doula?
A doula is a trained professional who is equipped with the knowledge to support a woman through her pregnancy, labor, and postpartum experiences. Doulas are not medical personnel and do not perform medical tests, exams, or write medical prescriptions. Doulas use comfort measures that provide physical and emotional support, provide non-biased and evidence-based information, and are vast resources for community connections. Doulas have positive relationships with care providers and nurses and round out the birth team. Doulas are friends, mothers, companions, coaches, and educators.
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