Many people assume that a doula is a midwife or other medical professional. While a doula is knowledgeable about hospital practices, and often works closely with nurses, midwives and doctors, our role is not to deliver your baby, but rather to ease you through your labor and delivery.
A doula is a consistent and caring support person whose role in your childbirth experience is determined by you. Whether it be to hold your hand and remind you to breathe, make sure your nurses clearly understand your birthing plan or assist you with birthing techniques to help labor progress, my role is to be your advocate from start to finish in whatever capacity you choose.
Local hospitals are now allowing more than one support person in Labor and Delivery. Check out my COVID section for more information.