What Is a Doula?

Dona International describes a doula as:

A trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.

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Countless scientific trials examining doula care demonstrate remarkable improved physical and psychological outcomes for mother and baby. Doulas have a positive impact on the well-being of the entire family.