What does being a doula mean to me?

A doula as defined by DONA International is :

a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.

My desire as a doula is to help mothers and their partners have the best possible birth experience. Whether it be medicated or unmedicated. There are an overwhelming number of options in birth and my desire is to provide credible information about the various options so that a mother can make an informed decision about what she desires for her birth. Every woman has a different vision of what her ideal birth would look like. It is not my place to tell you how your ideal birth should look but rather support you in the decisions you have made. I bring personal and professional experience as well as knowledge gained from training and research.

 

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