A doula is a professional birth companion. Being a doula is a practice of guiding, coaching, supporting and holding a sacred space for a pregnant labouring woman. Unlike a midwife, the birth doula is there before, during and after the birth of the baby. There are few words to adequately explain the value of having a doula – their support is so powerful and yet so quiet and in the background.
Our doula at the CHC, Laurette, also works with a pregnant woman’s partner in such a way that you have a powerful supportive ‘team’ partnering you during your labouring time.