The primary role of a Doula is to give emotional and physical support to a birthing person and their support team throughout their pregnancy. To facilitate a stress free birth experience with a satisfactory and safe delivery by teaching coping techniques, offering support, and constant presence through the pregnancy. Through this process, a Doula can offer ease and perspective to you and your loved one(s), make suggestions for labor progress, as well as helping with relaxation and positioning for your comfort. Your Doula wants the kind of birth you have envisioned for yourself and your family. Our united goal is to be completely present for your birth experience—physically, emotionally and energetically. Through using active listening techniques, we will adjust my role according to your needs and seek to promote communication among all members of your birthing team.
As an added benefit, each of our on staff Doulas are Licensed Massage Therapists and can provide massages to help get your body prepared for the labor. Receiving bodywork will help loosen your soft tissue and help engage the correct muscles during delivery. Providing the most optimal scenario for a safe and non-complicated birth . There are a number of things a Doula can do.