Role of a Doula
"Doula", pronounced (doo lah), comes from the Greek word meaning woman's helper. The word now refers to women experienced in childbirth, who provide physical, emotional, and informational support to help women/couples make informed choices in labor and birth. This service is comforting for the laboring woman as well as her partner, who may be unsure of how best to assist her.
As the number of birthing families who are using doulas increase; this valuable service becomes more popular. Whether you’re a woman who intends to use medical intervention or prefers to take the natural road a doula can help you to get the most out of your experience.
Evelyn was first to bring this service to the Bangor area even before the word "doula" came to be. Since 1985, her work has evolved from providing volunteer labor support to single teen mothers into Your Birth Connection.
Your Labor Support Package Includes:
- Prenatal visit/s
- Assistance with written birth plan
- 24 hour on call services before, during and after the birth
- Unlimited time with client in labor providing physical and emotional support for both the birthing woman and her partner
- Birth Photography (film and developing extra)
- Breastfeeding support
- Postpartum support and visit