Doula is Greek for “woman who serves another woman.” Over time it has evolved into meaning a woman who is a professional labor and postpartum assistant. A doula can be an experienced mother guiding a new mother through the process of birth and newborn care. A doula does not have to be a mother at all. It is a person who gives emotional and physical support during labor and delivery and after the baby is born. This can be done in a hospital, at a birthing center, or in a home.
Sunflower Doula Services provides you with support, care and experience, providing the time to get to know you so that your needs can best be met:
- I will be there for you during pregnancy to answer questions.
- I will support you during the intimate times of labor and delivery.
- I will take care of you and your new family after birth.
A doula does not perform medical tasks such as vaginal exams, blood pressure checks, or give medications. There are many types of doulas: Birth Doulas, Postpartum Doulas, and Antepartum (for high-risk pregnancy and bed rest) Doulas. Doulas are not meant to replace a partner or a family member. A good Doula will enhance the participation of the partner/family member during labor.