"A doula is an experienced, non-medical assistant who provides physical, emotional and informed choice support in prenatal care, during childbirth and during the postpartum period. A birth doula is a continuous care provider for labor in many settings, also assisting the parturient woman during transport from home to hospital or birth center. A postpartum doula may begin care in the home (nutritious cooking for the mother, breastfeeding support, newborn care assistance, maternal-child bonding support, errands, light housekeeping) the next day after the birth, providing services through the first six weeks postpartum. In some cases, doula care can last several months or even to a year post partum - especially in cases when mothers are suffering from post partum depression, children with special needs require longer care, or there are multiple infants" From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
If you think you might have what it takes to help women during and after labour, then why not consider training as a doula with Doula Consultancy Services? By witnessing a new creation of life, it is one of the most rewarding careers in the world. We teach you to recognise the difference between a midwife and a doula.