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Doula/Labor Coach


what does a doula do?


A Doula's main role is to provide emotional support to a mother during her labor. But this isn't the only job a doula takes on during this beautiful time.


       Roles of a Doula Include:


  • Emotional Support

  • Provide comfort measures such as breathing, relaxation, movement, positioning

  • Provides couple with information

  • Comforts mother and continuously provides reassurement

  • Helps a mother become informed about various birth choices

  • Advocates for the mother and helps facilitate communication between the mother and her care providers

  • Looks after her partner as well, but their primary responsibility is to the mother



       What a doula doesn't do:


  • They are NOT medical professionals

  • They do not perform clinical tasks such as vaginal exams or fetal heart monitoring

  • They do not give medical advice or diagnose conditions

  • They do not judge you for the decisions that you make

  • They do not let the their personal biases get in the way of caring for you

  • They do not take over the role of your husband or partner

  • The do not deliver the baby

  • They do not change shifts


According to DONA International, a doula is a professional who is trained in chilbirth and provides continuous support to a mother before, during, and just after birth(or during the postpartum period). Doula comes from a Greek word that means 'a woman who serves' or 'handmaiden'.


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