The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.

Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily. Research also shows that the quality services of a postpartum doula can ease the transition that comes with the addition of a baby to a family, improve parental satisfaction and reduce the risk of mood disorders.

A labor doula is a professional trained in childbirth who provides emotional, physical and informational support to the woman who is expecting, in labor or has recently given birth. The doula's role is to help women have a safe, memorable and empowering birthing experience.

The role of a postpartum doula is to help a woman through her postpartum period and to nurture the family; doing everything from caring for you and your baby and offering breastfeeding advice to preparing nutritional meals, babysitting, running errands, and even doing light housework. They are there to do what a mother needs to best enjoy and care for her new baby.



Chantal Doula Services

Chantal provides a comfortable and supportive environment for a positive birth experience.She incorporates her prenatal yoga and massage skills. Experienced with VBAC and twin births; she also offers Childbirth Preparation and Prenatal Yoga classes.

Chantal Traub CD, CCE


D is for Doula

Services Include: General Postpartum Assistance, Breastfeeding Support, Newborn Care, CPR/first aid Instruction, Sleep Counseling, Pets and Babies, Education and Introduction to Local Resources.

Sara D. Newman

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