Labor with a doula

Since today is labor day, it would only be fitting that I dedicated this post to the birth doula. 

Birth doula's have made major headlines in the last decade. Not a new concept, doula; an ancient Greek term for "a woman who serves"; have been a integral element of childbirth for centureis. A doula is now viewed as trained 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. The emphasis remains on service.

A birth doula:

  • Recognizes birth as a key experience the mother will remember all her life 
  • Understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor 
  • Assists the woman in preparing for and carrying out her plans for birth 
  • Stays with the woman throughout the labor 
  • 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 
  • Facilitates communication between the laboring woman, her partner and her clinical care providers 
  • Perceives her role as nurturing and protecting the woman's memory of the birth experience 
  • Allows the woman's partner to participate at his/her comfort level 

Each women labors differently and there is a doula for every women.

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