What is a Birth Doula?
Birth Doulas offer constant, non-medical support to the birthing person and their birth partner. They help families during pregnancy, labour and birth by providing informative, practical, emotional, and physical support. Birth Doulas support the needs and choices of their clients. Help draft a Birth Plan. Stay with their clients throughout labour, providing continuous support. Provide physical comfort measures. Help clients advocate for themselves with medical care providers. Help partner feel comfortable and involved on the birthing day. Help you mentally prepare for labor, teaching you useful coping tools. Educate you on what is expected during labour and what you can expect to happen next.
Check out www.doulahelp.ie to find a Doula and to be certain you are receiving the best support from a qualified Birth Doula