Your information request form will be sent to twenty different local triangle area doulas who will send you more details about their service offerings by email.
If you would like to know what is a doula see this article. Typically doulas are certified or trained by a variety of certification organizations. Frequently private childbirth classes taught by the doula are also offered. You can also indicate your interest in classes using referral form to the right.
There are two main types of doulas. A Labor/Birth doula helps a couple before, during and immediately after their birth. The nature of the doula services provided will vary depending upon the background and training of the doula. Doula do not perform medical procedures and focus on non-medical comfort measures to assist you in your labor.
A postpartum doula is a supportive person who nurtures, guides and educates the new mother after the birth of her baby. Postpartum doulas typically perform light housekeeping, meal preparation, assistance with older siblings, and help with newborn care and breastfeeding.
TIP: Each doula has limited availability. For the greatest choice, it is helpful to select your doula early before they become fully booked up.