The dictionary defines ‘doula’ as a person trained to provide advice, information, emotional support and physical comfort to a mother before, during, and just after childbirth. The world itself has Greek origins and means ‘female slave’ or ‘woman who serves’. Do not confuse doulas with midwives – a midwife receives certified medical training for birthing a child.
A doula offers valuable emotional support and comfort, an action that is statistically proven to reduce labor by up to 26 minutes! If you’re interested in becoming a doula, read this infographic to understand the opportunities, and the pre-requirements.
How To Become A Doula:
Infographic by – Pacific Rim College