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