REPOST! From @17deeptime ...
Just a little insight for my friends and family that always ask me, “what is a doula, and what does a doula do?” Lol
Happy World Doula Week to all my fellow doulas and the families and communities we serve!
So what IS a doula? In modern times, this word is used for a person professionally trained to give support to women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. We assist in pain management, helping families make a birth and postpartum plan, help mothers navigate the system in getting the pregnancy and birth they deserve. We serve mothers in hospitals, homebirths, and in birthcenters.
I am a doula. birth companion. birth sista. And at Divine Birth Wisdom, you also find an advocate for better birthing options and for care given with cultural respect and in the Southern #holisticdoula #postpartum #atlanta #pregnancy #childbirth #doulasaredope #birthcompanion #getyouadoula #louisiana #opelousas #worlddoulaweek