Professional doulas are hired to provide physical, emotional, spiritual and educational support during pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum.
I love having the foundation as a doula and childbirth educator. My doula experiences have complemented my midwifery apprenticeship.
Midwives can’t be your hands on doula during labor and birth while providing clinical support at the same time. But, if they have had doula training and doula experience, your midwife care will be more well rounded during labor and birth as there will be times when they can provide physical doula hands on support.
Birth doulas should be hired independently, meaning outside your care providers’ office. Why? For unbiased support.
My wish is that everyone who desires a doula, can have one.
Got Doula? -Alda Mills