What is a doula!?
The word "doula" comes from the Greek language and means, "A woman's servant". This is exactly what a doula is for the expectant mama. Although the health and wellness of the baby is of utmost importance during pregnancy, often the mother and her own well being, fears, concerns, and emotions can be neglected. This gap is where the doula comes in and offers her expertise and calm demeanor for any concerns the mother and her family might have! Not only does she empower the woman with confidence, but she helps educate the mother on all the many choices when it comes to child birth, feeding, hospital policies and procedures, and more. I understand that having a new baby in the house, whether it be your first or eighth, can be a scary process, especially for those who have experienced birth trauma in the past. That is exactly why doulas are so so necessary. The more I have worked as a doula, the more I come to appreciate what they have to offer in the birthing space.