a woman, typically without formal obstetric training, who is employed to provide guidance and support to a pregnant woman during labor.
“from admission through delivery, a doula stayed at her assigned patient’s side”
a woman employed to provide guidance and support to the mother of a newborn baby.
“my mother-in-law hired a postpartum doula to help me for a couple of weeks”
DOULA —> a trained individual who is NOT a healthcare professional but someone who supports another through a significant health-related experience.
••• WHAT DOES A DOULA DO?
•provides physical and emotional support, pre-partum, intrapartum, and even postpartum
••• WHAT DOES A DOULA NOT DO?
•perform clinical tasks, i.e., vaginal exams, fetal heart monitoring, “catch” the baby
•does not give medical advice
•does not make decisions for the client
••• WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE HIRING A DOULA?
•doulas are not just for natural births
•it is ok to switch providers
•doulas can help you process your birth experience
•you do not need your doula’s permission to make your own decisions
•doulas might need a break
•doulas help your partners too
•doulas are NOT saviors
••• BENEFITS OF HAVING A DOULA
•significant reduction in birth interventions
•happier, well-nurtured parents
•YOUR voice will be heard
With Sweet Miracles-Doula Services, you can be assured your voice will be heard and your concerns will be taken seriously. I would absolutely love to be that person who makes your birth experience phenomenal. I will work hard to ensure you have the best possible outcome and also give you peace of mind to know that someone will always have your back no matter the decisions you make.