"Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother." - Lin Yutang
What is a Doula?
A Birth Doula is a woman experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support, from massage to aromatherapy to continuous reassurance and coping techniques, to the mother before, during, and just after childbirth.
A Postpartum Doula is trained to offer families evidence-based information and support on infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from childbirth, infant soothing and coping skills for new parents. They may also help with light housework, fix a meal and help incorporate an older child into this new experience.
What is a Childbirth Educator?
A Childbirth Educator teaches new parents, using evidence-based information, what to expect during pregnancy, childbirth, and the first few weeks of parenthood. These courses cover the signs of labor, what to expect during labor and pain management techniques, along with the importance of birth plans, the steps leading to labor, and care for the new mother and child after birth.