According to DONA International, a doula is a professional who is trained in childbirth and provides continuous support to a mother before, during, and just after birth.
According to parents a doula brings so many things to birth-
“She really goes above and beyond to make everything just how you like it and she was so encouraging and helpful during what turned out to be long pregnancy and a long night and day of labor!” VBAC Mom of 3
“It was also a relief for me to know that my husband had support during our natural birth.”
“The coaching she provided put my husband and I at ease and gave us several ideas and discussion points to think about prior to baby’s arrival… She was informative, patient, and came up with solutions!”