Birth Doula and Placenta Encapsulation Services

The word 'Doula' comes from the ancient Greek word meaning 'servant' or 'woman who serves'. 'Doula' is now used to refer to a trained 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.

I support the mother in achieving the birth she wants. I help the father participate at his comfort level. I encourage the father to play an active role because I understand and see that there is nobody who can comfort the mother as the father can. I do not take the fathers place in a supporting role, but rather enhance his role. I usually find myself providing physical support as the father is providing the mother with the emotional support, the kind that cannot be provided by anyone else because of their strong connection.