Traditional Doula Services

A doula (/ˈduːlə/), also known as a birth companion, birth coach or post-birth supporter, is a non-medical person who stays with and assists a woman before, during, or after childbirth, to provide emotional support and physical help if needed. 

In addition to providing support to the laboring mother, I also provide support to the mother's partner. Unlike a midwife, I am not classified as medical professional and therefore cannot administer medication. 

Doula support is associated with reduced mortality rates, improved overall health of the mother and the baby, shorter labor time, reduced risk of a C-Section, and a lower need for medical intervention or pain relief.

I also provide postpartum support, for example assisting with housework, cooking, and offering help with learning to breastfeed as well!