• What does a Doula actually do?
    • A Doula is there to offer emotional physical and practical support in the most vulnerable time of your life.  Doulas believe in “mothering the mother”  enabling the woman to follow their own instincts and empower them to have the best birth experience they can.
  • Does a Doula replace the father?
    • Absolutely NOT.  A doula will also be support for the father as well, making sure he is there when he is needed and also provide a shoulder to lean on when they feel lost amist the birth.  Sometimes a father needs the Doula more than the mother herself.  A Doula will support the father feel more of a help than a hinderance to the mother giving them the support they need.  as my Husband puts it “Our Doula helped share the emotional burden and helped me focus on you (he meant me) rather than what needed doing”
  • Does a Doula replace Medical Proffesionals?
    • No. Doulas are trained and experienced in childbirth and are usually mothers themselves. They have a good knowledge and awareness of female physiology, but a Doula does not support the mother in a medical role – that is the job of the midwife or doctor. She works on the basis of keeping birth normal and empowering.should the birth become complicated and require medical assistance, a doula will still remain by your side and help in any way she can, but she does not make decisions for those she supports. she can assists them through the decision making process and provides balanced information so the couple can make their own choices.