A doula provides continuous emotional, physical, and informative support before, during, and after labor
how can a doula help you?
Through nurturing care and evidence based information, a doula can provide expert guidance for families before, during, and after labor. According to a 2017 Cochrane Database Systematic Review, "Continuous support in labor may improve a number of outcomes for both mother and baby, and no adverse outcomes have been identified. Continuous support from a person who is present solely to provide support, is not a member of the woman's own network, is experienced in providing labor support, and has at least a modest amount of training (such as a doula), appears beneficial."