What is a Labor Assistant/Doula?
A labor assistant or doula is someone who provides emotional, physical, and informational support for a laboring woman and her family. A doula provides continuous care with full attention to the needs of clients for all of their labor and birth.
One of the main responsibilities of Creative Birth Doulas is to help create a safe, trusting and compassionate space for a woman to birth her baby. Our goal is to honor the mother's and/or family's choices and needs for their birth experience.
Some of the tools we utilize to create connection, foster relaxation, and facilitate the labor process include: Prenatal Information and Education
Pregnancy/Birth Art or Ritual
Touch and Massage Therapy
Acupressure and Reflexology
Emotional Support and Encouragement
Advocacy for Birth Choices
Postpartum Care, Information, and Resources
Creative Birth Doulas will tailor these tools to what you need for your unique birth experience.