A Doula is an educated, trained and certified professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth. Doula's also provide emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.

WHAT IS A DOULA?

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BENEFITS OF DOULA SUPPORT

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Doula's provide physical and emotional support to each mother so that you feel more secure and cared for along your birthing journey. The Doula's of Ahavah BirthWorks also offer:

  • Physical massages during labor

  • Supported decision-making

  • Facilitate communication between mother and clinical care provider(s)

  • Encourage and facilitate partner participation during labor

  • Breastfeeding support immediately after birth

  • Postpartum care (up to two years)

  • Education and companionship within a non-judgemental setting

  • Assist with postpartum newborn care (home visits), household adjustments, meal preparation and light household cleaning