Become a Doula

What is a doula?

A doula is an individual who provides emotional, physical, and informational support to pregnant clients and their families.

Doulas are not medically trained individuals. However, doula training does include a review of the phases of pregnancy and labor, possible complications of birth, and the role of potential medical interventions (Pitocin augmentation, electronic fetal monitoring, pharmacological agents, etc.). In addition, doulas learn special skills to help clients relax and cope with the intensity of birth, including massage, relaxation/breathing techniques, and position changes.