As healthcare professionals, we understand the importance of having doula's apart of the birthing process. New maternity care models save on cost and improve maternity care for people of color. Community-based doulas and nurse-midwifery care are rooted in ancient practices where women received help from other women in their community before pregnancy, during childbirth, and postpartum. Every woman deserves a doula.
What are doulas? Doula is a Greek word meaning “servant” or “one who serves.” There are 3 types of doulas: Fertility, Birthing, and Post-Partum. Doulas are non-clinical professionals who provide physical, emotional and educational support to mothers before, during and after childbirth, including continuous labor support.