Repost from @sadethedoula__
“So what is a Doula?”
I get this response almost every time I tell someone I’m a doula. A lot of people are still confused as to what exactly a doula does so let’s get into it! Doulas:
💖 Support women and birthing persons and their families physically, emotionally, and mentally throughout their entire pregnancy, during birth, and after birth.
💖 Teach and use comfort measures during labor and delivery.
💖 Help you find your voice! Advocate for the birth that you desire.
💖 Accompany you to doctor’s visits.
💖 Find resources that are specific to you and your needs (postpartum services, lactation consultants, childbirth education classes, parent and baby classes, therapists...virtually anything!)
💖 Empower, empower, empower! We give you the little push needed to make informed choices.
💖 Educate you and your family about the choices available to you. You never know ‘till you know!
💖There are doulas who specialize in different areas:
🧡Bereavement/Pregnancy and Infant Loss doulas
🧡Adoption doulas.. and many more