As a Founding Member of the Doulas
of North America (DONA) and as Ohio Pediatrician of the Year, many credit Dr.
Being a doula
is one way I own my feminist identity and act upon the sense of responsibility I feel towards addressing reproductive health.
The author, Julie Brill, is an experienced doula
and offers her inspiration for the book: “As doulas
we have the opportunity to be there at the beginning, to literally fix it before it's broken, one mother, one baby, one family at a time.
A community-based doula
is a woman of and from the same community who provides emotional and physical support to a woman during pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and the first months of parenting, through home visits and center-based activities.
is a woman experienced in childbirth who is specially trained to provide various kinds of support for the mother before, during and after the birth.
guide women through pregnancy, labour and birth
The role of the doula
is to be with her at all times during labour, help and support her, and do her best to make sure that the mother has the kind of birth she wants.
Warrant officer Kleanthis Kleanthous who was later killed by the explosion joined him, and Doulas
recorded Kleanthous' conversations with two other subsequent victims, the commander of the navy, captain Andreas Ioannides and base commander Lambros Lambrou.
Elsewhere, the survey found the frequency of medical interventions, that many women wish to avoid, decrease by over 25% in births supported by doulas
Whilst some of the included papers are due to the increased scope of this review to include doulas
as maternity-specific complementary therapists, 7 of the included articles were published between 2008 and 2010.
provide comfort and companionship to those patients who do not have family support, who feel lonely or abandoned, or whose caregivers are exhausted and desire respite.
Cathy Ranson of campaign group Netmums said: "More and more women are choosing to use an independent midwife or doula