What's a Doula?
The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.
Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily. Numerous clinical studies have found that a doula’s presence at birth:
If a doula were a drug, it would be
unethical not to use it.
- John H. Kennell, MD
Baby Mine Birth Services provides birth doula and placenta encapsulation services to Red Deer and Central Alberta.
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