Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS A DOULA?
Doula’s provide continuity of care & mother-centred support. They provide emotional, physical & informational support for mothers and partners during pregnancy, birth & postpartum.
They are passionate about empowering their families to feel prepared, informed & confident to advocate for themselves. Doula’s support their clients' choices, remind them of their capabilities & to tap into their intuition. They often see the unseen, actively listen & help to break down any fears surrounding labour, birth & parenthood.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A DOULA?
The benefits of a doula throughout pregnancy to postpartum increases a woman's confidence, self belief & wellbeing. Doula’s empower their clients to feel in control, to trust their abilities & to get clear on how they want to feel in birth & postpartum. Continuous support in labour decreases the likelihood of opting for medical pain relief, lower rates of cesareans & an overall more positive birth experience. Extending care into the postpartum, enables families to have time & space to adjust, learn & find their rhythm with their new baby, while their doula takes ownership of some of the day to day pressures.
WHAT ABOUT MY PARTNER?
Doulas & partners make an incredible team. The birth space can be quite overwhelming for them, so some guidance & reassurance can leave them feeling safer, more connected & emotionally available for Mum & baby. I'm a compliment to your team & never take anyones place.