Q&A: What is a doula?
What is a doula?
A doula is a woman who cares and supports expectant mothers through pregnancy, labour, childbirth and thereafter, including breastfeeding and adjusting to having a new baby. Doulas are not medically trained in terms of being a midwife or nurse and in no way replaces medical care givers.
Doulas help mothers establish what kind of birth experience they wish to have and then create the safe space for the mother to fulfill her wishes.