Doulas are trained and experienced non-medical caregivers who provide continuous care and support throughout your pregnancy, birth and during the postnatal period. A doula is a person who understands the process of birth both physically and emotionally. The primary role of a doula is to support the woman throughout her birth journey, increasing her confidence and feelings of safety. They can help reduce any feelings of stress or tension and help create a calm and settled environment for the woman, her partner and family.

For more information;

Pregnancy to Parenting – What is a Doula?

Birth Connection – What is a Doula?

To find a Doula in the ACT;

Find A Doula

Bella Birth

Birth Yurt

Sources: (Pregnancy to Parenting) (Birth Connection)

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