If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.
-Dr. John H. Kennell
What is a doula?
A doula is a birth partner that gives emotional, informational, and physical support during pregnancy and the postpartum periods. Doulas provide continuous in-person support during active labor and delivery, while also making sure that the spouse/partner or attending family members are taking care of themselves. One of the most important roles of a doula is to promote self-advocacy for the birthing person.
Doulas do not: replace or inhibit the presence of a spouse or family member, make decisions for the client, provide clinical or medical care, catch the baby, get in the way of medical staff.
Prices and descriptions do not reflect the free initial phone call where we become acquainted, talk about whether or not I’m a good fit, and briefly go over what your needs/questions are.