What is a Birth Doula?
Doula’s are not a new thing; women supporting mothers in the birth room have been around since humans began (we think). For more information on my packages, fees and services please see What I offer as a Birth Doula in Kent and Southeast London. If you read this and have more questions, get in touch, there are no silly questions!
A Birth Doula is...
an advocate for you and your family
educational preparation - on physiology, interventions during or prior to labour, newborn behaviour, etc.
emotional support - for you, and your family, helping with relaxation and breathing techniques
physical support - prior to and during labour, providing massage, making sure you eat and drink enough, suggesting and supporting different labouring positions
non-judgmental - there is no right way to give birth. There are right ways for you.
A Birth Doula is not...
a primary care provider
someone to make decisions for you and your family
going to judge you on your choices
professionally biased towards any type of birth or parenting