What is a doula?
A doula is a trained professional who follows the couple throughout the pregnancy. She is trained to support parents before, during and after the birth of their child.
- doula comes from Greek and means “woman who serves.”
A doula does not replace the midwife, father or other relatives present at birth. The doula is an additional support to the woman in labor and her relatives.
(Source: What is a doula / doulauddannelsen)
Because the doula follows the couple throughout the pregnancy, there is great opportunity that the doula will be the person, the couple feels the most comfortable with and whom they know the best.
A secure trust that is essential during childbirth.
These days it is agreed that a good birth experience requires peace, security, care and continuity. This belief is supported by several studies showing that during labor, the presence of a person who the birthing mother feels safe with, can reduce the caesarean section rate by up to 50%, reduce the consumption of pain relief drugs by 30%, decrease the use of Pitocin by 40%. This is the so-called doula effect.
(source: Mr Marshall: Mothering the mother)
I am a trained doula in 2015 by clinic Maia. If you are interested in learning more about using me as your doula, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org