The word "Doula" is rooted from the ancient Greek and is translated as "a woman who serves". This term has now grown to describe an experienced and trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to a mother and her chosen birth team during the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period. 

Studies have shown that having a doula present during birth has resulted in shorter labors  with fewer complications, less need for interventions and a decrease in cesarean rates. 

Whether you are planning a hospital or a home birth, naturally or surgically, with or without the use of interventions, your doula will support you.