A Doula (pronounced doo-la) is a woman who uses her experience, training and compassion to support women (and their partners) before, during and after childbirth.
The aim of a Doula is to ensure pregnancy, birth and those special early days as a new family are a satisfying and happy experience for all.
They have knowledge of, experience in and passion about both the birth and new born babies and can help in a non medical role.
A Doula is trained to put her own feelings, biases and opinions aside when supporting others into motherhood. She will not lead you through childbirth; instead she shows you the tools to get you there by yourself.
They are there to listen, not judge and can be described as ‘A Mother to a Mother’.