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What is a doula?
A doula is a woman
experienced in childbirth
who provides advice,
information, and emotional
support to a mother before,
during, and after childbirth.
Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary
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Childbirth Classes

- Coping skills
- Labor positionings
- Labor medications
For my husband and me,
she was exactly the presence
we needed, which enabled us to fully enjoy our birth.
- Shannon B.
Nurturing the memory of your birth experience.
Cindy lou Burgess
As your doula I will accompany you throughout labor and after birth in the setting of your choice. I also provide follow-up visits during the important early postpartum period. My level of involvement is your choice, I offer primary support, shared support and invisible support to make your birth experience just right for you.

"Birth is not only about making babies. It's about making mothers — strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and believe in their inner strength"
Author: Barbara Katz Rothman

"If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it." John H. Kennell, M.D.
Some benefits to having are Doula include...
Decreased postpartum depression
Better mother-infant bonding
Fewer cesarean sections