General definition of a labor doula:
* A labor doula provides continuous physical, emotional and educational support for the pregnant woman before, during, and after labor and childbirth.
* A labor doula works for the mother and her partner, not the care provider or the hospital.
* A labor doula does not perform any clinical/medical tasks such as fetal heart rate monitoring, vaginal exams, or administering medications, nor does she make medical diagnoses.
* A doula will help the mother and her partner make decisions by providing information and support, but will not make decisions for them.
Questions? Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org (see also the page: 10 Reasons to Hire a Doula)