THE GENTLE BIRTH DOULA - ANDREA PAGE
The word "Doula" comes from Greek and means "Mothering the mother or a woman's personal servant". A Doula is trained in supporting and empowering women and their support person during pregnancy, labour, birth and early parenting. Their primary and unique role is to increase the mothers confidence and feeling of safety. Also standing by the mother no matter how the birth journey unfolds and any decision the birthing mother may make. A Doula can significantly help reduce fear and tension, and create a calmer and settled environment.