My Philosophy: I work as a doula on a very limited basis. My work is primarily aimed at advocating for women and supporting them in having positive birth experiences. In addition to the comfort techniques and approaches I learned through my DONA-approved doula training, my work is influenced by my experience as a yoga instructor. As a doula, I help laboring women find comfortable and safe alignment during labor and delivery. I help women integrate movement similar to, or the same as, yoga asanas and pranayama, or deep breathing, during labor.
Why Use a Doula: Doulas are especially helpful with unmedicated/low intervention birth, but they can also provide support for planned epidurals and even c-sections. If you’re relatively new to the concept of a doula, this link has useful information.