Welcome to Birthovations
Congratulations on the start of this new exciting journey with Birthovations!
What is a Doula?
The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves." The term is now used to describe a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to the mother before, during, and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.
Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications and babies are healthier. By now you probably have a million questions running through your mind about what's to come. Well I am here to help you!
What does a Birth Doula do?
A Birth Doula
Recognizes birth as a key experience the mother will remember all her life
Allows the woman's partner to participate in emotional support
Assists the woman in preparing for and carrying out her plans for birth
Stays with the woman throughout the labor/birth
Provide resources you need
Provides emotional support, physical comfort measures and an objective viewpoint, as well as helping the woman get the information she needs to make informed decisions
Communicates between the laboring woman, her partner, and her clinical care providers