All, California

Lillian Johnson

A doula provides: • explanations of medical procedures • emotional support • advice during pregnancy • exercise and physical suggestions to make pregnancy more comfortable • help with preparation of a birth plan • massage and other non-pharmacological pain relief measures • positioning suggestions during labor and birth • helps support the partner so that they can love and encourage the laboring woman • avoid unnecessary interventions • help with breastfeeding preparation and beginnings • written record of the birth • many other possibilities that vary from doula to doula “THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS A DOULA BRINGS IS HER UNDIVIDED ATTENTION, EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL, AND INFORMATIONAL SUPPORT AND HER TOTAL BELIEF IN A MOTHER’S ABILITY TO GIVE BIRTH.”