What is a doula?
What is a Doula?
The word doula is an ancient Greek term that translates to “caregiver.” A doula is a non-medical, trained professional with expertise in providing compassionate and nonjudgmental support for people throughout their reproductive experiences.
Doulas are skilled in creating nurturing and empowering experiences by employing emotional support, pain coping and relaxation techniques and information and resource connection.
While doulas most commonly provide labor support during the childbirth process and specialized support in the postpartum period, Full Spectrum Doulas has joined a growing movement that is expanding the concept of doula care in order to meet people’s needs across the full spectrum of pregnancy decisions, experiences and outcomes.