What is a Doula?

Why should I hire a Doula?

The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek word meaning "a woman who serves".  Today a birth doula refers to a person who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth.
Giving birth is one of the most amazing and exciting experiences in life but it can also be filled with fear and apprehension.  Studies have shown that when a  doula attends a birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications and babies are healthier and breastfeed more easliy. 

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