This video, created by the doula credential organization DONA International, explains what a doula is and how having a doula can benefit you. Every birthing family can benefit from a doula, no matter what kind of birth they are planning. It includes interviews with researchers who did some of the original studies on continuous labor support. Although I am certifying with Childbirth International, I think DONA did a great job with this 15 minute documentary and it describes the role of the doula very well.
If I couldn't have a doula for this birth I don't know what I'd do! I wanted a homebirth but looks like it's going to be hospital since I can't find a midwife, and I know I'll need someone there just for me and my little family. It was such a relief to find the right one.ReplyDelete