Rachel Soumekh CD(DONA)
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Doulas mother the mother.
A woman's needs during childbirth and the days that follow can vary from mother to mother. In addition to medical care and the love and companionship provided by their partners, women need consistent, continuous reassurance, comfort, encouragement and respect.
Doulas are educated and experienced in childbirth, providing physical (non-medical), emotional and informational support to expectant mothers and their partners during labor and birth. Offer a loving touch, positioning and comfort measures, doulas make childbearing women and families feel nurtured and cared for.
Numerous clinical studies have found that a doula's presence at birth: