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The word doula comes from ancient

Greek and means "mothering the mother".

What is a Doula?


A skilled, professionally trained,  empathetic, and non-judgmental woman who assists

families in their transition of welcoming a new baby (or babies).

 

The word doula comes from ancient Greek and means "mothering the mother".
There are two kinds of doulas: a birth doula who provides emotional support to a woman

during labour and a post-partum doula who helps with the transition once the baby has arrived.

 

What are the Benefits of Having a Doula?


A post partum doula can be helpful for any new (or experienced) mother. 

Some countries, such as the Netherlands, routinely provide post-partum doula care for new mothers.

 

What Does a Doula Do?


A post-partum doula offers families evidence-based information and
support with the following:


 

Who Needs a Post-Partum Doula?



Read more about the Breastfeeding and doula care

Read more from the DONA website about the benefits of doula care

 

 

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