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  • Samantha McClellan

What is a Birth Doula

Updated: Nov 20, 2019

What is a birth doula?

A birth doula is a non-medical professional trained in childbirth who provides emotional, physical, spiritual, informational and educational support to a person who is pregnant, experiencing labor, or has recently given birth. Their purpose is to help families have a safe, memorable, and positive birthing experience.⁠

Doulas care for the mother (vs medical providers who are focused on the baby and the medical support of the mother) and provide an on-call, personalized resource for parents throughout pregnancy, birth and postpartum)

We do not perform clinical tasks such as cervical checks or heart rate monitoring. Instead, we provide information, answer questions, offer referrals, provide emotional support and accompany the expectant parents through the labor and delivery process- relieving the burden of total responsibility from the parents, especially the non-birthing partner to remember every technique, piece of advice or birth preference that could be useful in keeping the mother comfortable and confident during the birth process.

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