What is a Doula?

A Doula is an experienced birth companion that supports women and their families during pregnancy, labour, birth and the early days of parenthood. A Doula with offer both emotional and practical support during this precious time and will support the family in the way in which they need it the most. Whether it is to signpost parents and help them make their own informed choices, to voice the mother’s wishes to her caregivers, to help her stay focused and calm during the birth. Or even to rub her back or make the tea!! A Doula can provide vital support and relieve the family of pressures, leaving them feeling relaxed and able to enjoy and make the most of the whole experience.