Frequently Asked Questions
What is a birth doula?
Doula is a greek word meaning 'women's servant'. It is a person who is trained to provide advice, information, emotional support, and physical comfort to a mother before, during, and after childbirth.
So you're like a midwife?
No. Doulas often get confused as midwives, but they are actually very different. In simplest terms, a midwife helps you birth your baby while a doula is there to support you physically and emotionally during labor.
What is a postpartum doula?
A person who provides evidence-based information on things such as infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery, mother-baby bonding, and basic newborn care.
When do I call you?
You call me whenever you need me. Usually this is after you've been in early labor for awhile but there's not one "right" time. It's all about what you need.
Is there a time limit on my labor?
Absolutely not. I'm there for your entire labor and do not charge extra for the time.
What if I'm not sure if I'm in labor?
The easiest way to tell is to drink some water andwalk around a bit. If it continues you may be experiencing contractions. Timing your contractions can help give you an idea of where you are in labor.