What Is A Doula
A doula (pronounced doo – la) is a birth companion/keeper supporting and serving women through conception, pregnancy, childbirth, early parenting, miscarriage, induced abortion or stillbirth. The word is carried with the meaning to ‘serve’.
Our role has many branches, from simple acts of listening to ensuring you have all the tools, information and confidence you need to have the birth you desire. Doulas have been around for centuries, with some concepts relating to ‘Granny Midwives’ who were central to healthcare during segregation, providing healing and holistic birth support in their communities until the 20th Century.