What is a doula?

A doula is a Greek word for ‘female slave’. The 20th century meaning is a women who assists and supports another women before, during and after the birth of her baby.

Doula vs Midwife

  • A doula provides physical, emotional and non medial advice.
  • A midwife is qualified and medically trained to deliver a baby.

Who uses a birth doula?

  • First time mothers
  • Mothers with no family support
  • Mothers of multiple births