<i>DONA Doula</i> <i>Training</i>
<i>DONA Doula</i> <i>Training</i>

DONA Doula Training

What does a doula do?

A doula is a a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a birthing person before, during and shortly after childbirth to help them achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible. As defined by DONA International, a doula:

  • recognizes childbirth as a key life experience that the birthing person will remember all their life
  • understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a person in labor
  • assists the birthing person and their partner in preparing for and carrying out their plans for the birth
  • provides emotional support, physical comfort measures and an objective viewpoint
  • stays by the side of the laboring person throughout the labor
  • helps the birthing person get the information they need to make thoughtful choices, both before and during the labor
  • facilitates communication between the laboring person and the clinical care providers
  • works to nurture and protect the birthing person's memory of their birth experience