A Doula is a person that is experienced or trained in the transition to motherhood and childbirth. They provide one-on-one physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual support throughout pregnancy, labor, birth, and the postpartum period. Doulas do not perform medical exams or provide medical diagnosis and are not hired to replace your primary care provider. They offer support during vaginal births as well as cesarean births. Doulas respect the desire of the woman without imposing their own agenda on a birth experience. They are present for support, companionship, guidance, and to offer resources for the family.
Doula work is sacred birth work. Safe, Confidential, & Professional.
Doulas have been key to our family history and the legacy of women supporting women in birth. They exist in our community right now! CoMothering supports the oral traditions passed down through generations, as well as individuals pursuing the avenue of becoming a certified professional doula.
We are dedicated to making a positive impact in all women’s lives by offering unconditional support during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period. Through our partnership with Village Birth International, we offer a professional certification that gives community birth workers the tools and the education they need to serve families in their own communities, from pregnancy through the childbearing year and beyond. As a certified Community Birth Advocate and Doula, you can work to ensure that all families have access to safe, dignified, and culturally appropriate care geared toward elevating the platforms of health equity, reproductive justice, and optimal wellness in maternal health.
If you are considering pregnancy or pregnant, please contact us for more info about how a doula can support your experience. We also support women seeking Doula certification as a committed profession. If you are interested in becoming a Doula, we are here to support your journey. There are many options to pursue this life changing experience.
Village Birth International is committed to Doulas for families regardless of income or resource availability.