What is a doula?

The word doula originates from the Greek word for “a woman who serves.”img_2958

Sometimes there is confusion between a doula and a midwife. To break it down simply a doula is a support person in birth whereas a midwife is the medical provider.

Another way to describe a doula is “a woman experienced in childbirth that provides advice, information, emotional support, and physical comfort to a mother before, during, and just after childbirth.”


Photo credits | Mary Catherine Hamelin Michele Dye  Connie Ardiff






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