A Doula is a woman who supports you through pregnancy, during labour and postnatally for upto 6 months.
In traditional cultures it is family - mothers, grandmothers, aunts and sisters - who come together to support a woman physically (with house cleaning, cooking, tending to older children), emotionally (with advice and support) and psychologically (to aid in the reduction of postnatal depression).
Our western culture has less emphasis on extended families living in close proximity.
This allows for the opportunity of professional Doula's to step in and fill the gaps.
I can either support you as a Doula or help you to create your own support team with family and friends.
Either way is great, as long as you get the rest & rejuvenation required and
the support that makes a difference to you and your family !