WHY USE A DOULA?
When a couple goes through labor for the first time, they may have an
unrealistic perception of what ordinarily happens during birth. The
helpful hand that the professional labor assistant gives is in no way
a substitute for the quality medical care given by the hospital staff
and the couples’ personal care attendant.
The doula compliments the
care and interfaces with all active participants. Doulas help bridge
these gaps and provide the continuity of support that is often an
important element during this intense time. The doula also has the
good fortune of building a relationship with the couple long before
the “birth-day”. She is responsible only for her clients and meeting
their emotional and physical needs.