A doula is a trained professional who provides physical, emotional, and educational support before, during, and after childbirth.
The goal is to help you follow your birth plan and assist you in helping to create the ideal birth experience for you. A naturopathic birth doula is not the same as a primary care provider during pregnancy and they do not deliver babies. Instead, they play a supportive role throughout labour and delivery to provide emotional support and help with physical comfort.
The great thing about a naturopathic doula is that they also come equipped with naturopathic therapies to use where appropriate to help ease the pre-natal, labour, delivery, and postpartum process. Doulas are knowledgeable health professionals that can help provide education, so parents can make informed decisions throughout the whole process.