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.
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.