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Pregnancy is an amazing time of a woman's life when she becomes part of the miracle of birth. As doulas we are fortunate to get the chance to pamper pregnant women during labor and help them achieve a birth experience that they will remember forever. We also are fortunate enough to help them transition into a new family as we listen and gently offer our caring services.
The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.
A Birth Doula
A Postpartum Doula
What To Look For in a Doula:
When deciding which doula to hire, experience and training often come second to which doula feels right. Listening to your gut is important when choosing a doula.
Also consider what you're looking for in a doula. Everyone wants something a little different. Some people want a doula who will be an advocate for them. Others want a doula who will be physically supportive. Some just want someone there to provide a calm and centered atmostphere.
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