Pregnant

What is a doula?

dou·la

/ˌdo͞olə/

noun

 

The word doula comes from the Greek word doulē, the meaning of which translates to female helper or maidservant.  

A doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.