The word doula is a Greek word meaning woman’s servant.
A postpartum doula is a judgement free, non medical experienced woman who comes into your home to support mothers and families following the first few days or weeks of child birth. A doula “mothers the mother”.
Research has shown that woman who use a doula:
- are more successful at breastfeeding
- have greater confidence
- have less postpartum depression
Giving yourself the gift of a doula is a gift you will not regret, and in future pregnancies will want to use again.
A great article on the benefits of a doula:
An article that offers some insight to doulas and some questions to keep in mind when meeting a doula: