What the heck is a doula? Why does your partner want one, and what does that mean for you?
Don’t worry. There is a lot of interesting information you’ll hear and learn while your baby is busy growing ears and knees, but lucky for you, a DOULA is one thing you’ll be happy to learn more about.
Doulas are professional support people for your family. We’re like your very own fairy godparents, here to help every step of the way!
Your partner wants one because they know that pregnancy, childbirth and the 4th trimester after baby arrives can be a little overwhelming, and they want to make it easier on both of you.
What this means for YOU, is that you don’t have to remember all the things from your childbirth class. You are free to be a part of the pregnancy, labor, and birth without the stress of also being the one to remember what position helps with back pain, and which inflatable ball needs to go where, during labor.
If your significant other wants a doula, get one. Doulas aren’t just for pregnant people. Doulas support the whole family. We don’t take over your role (or grandma’s, or sister’s, or the BFF from college.) Instead, we take care of all of you, so that you can be a part of the experience.
Our job is to help answer the questions about weird body changes, and tests, and dispel the myths you and your partner will hear about from all the well-meaning people in your lives.
We are your personal pregnancy and birth encyclopedias.
We are your coaches.
We are your google, when the things on google don’t make a lot of sense.
We are your personal birth caddy, here to support you and help carry the load, but letting you enjoy the adventure.
We will never take your place.
If you’re looking for a childbirth class that teaches you both what to expect, rather than putting all the work on you, or leaving you out completely, we’ve got that.
If you need someone to ask personal, and sometimes weird, questions in the middle of the night….we’re here for you.
If you need someone you can trust in the labor room, who knows you well, but isn’t emotionally invested in your decisions, or believes you should do things a certain way, we are your doulas!
If you need someone to show you how to change a diaper in the dark, swaddle a baby that appears to have 8 arms, or explain to you what that sound is that they’re making, without making you feel like you’re from another planet, Hire a doula! We got you.