What is a Doula?

A doula is an ancient Greek word that translates into "woman servant” and has made its way into modern vernacular to describe a woman who provides non-medical support before, during and after labor. A doula is there to hold space and comfort the pregnant woman whether she chooses to birth at home, a birth center or a hospital.

Hiring a doula does not replace a birth partner but rather provides a supportive complement to the birthing team. No one should have to labor alone and having a trained and mindful doula can elevate the entire birthing experience. A doula provides clients with childbirth education and tools to self-advocate in whatever setting they choose to birth their baby. Doulas ensure that a woman’s choices are heard and respected, and help establish a safe and positive birth environment. 


Birth Services

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Birth Doula

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Postpartum Doula

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Prenatal & Postpartum Yoga



Listen to Birth with Intention’s Lead Doula, Natalie Lynch, on the League of Professionals. Natalie speaks with John Stevens about the value of birth and postpartum doula services.


Natalie was essential in creating and maintaining a positive birth experience. My water broke before contractions so when I was admitted to the hospital my natural birth plan was immediately challenged by the staff, equipped with worry of infection. This could have been a stressful birth story, but Natalie was always there to remind me that this was my birth. She encouraged me to trust my instincts...
— Katy Wright-Mead, Los Angeles