What is a doula?
this is a great article by Peggy O'Mara about doulas,
what they do, what's the difference between a birth and postpartum doula,
benefits, training, how to find one and also good questions to ask when interviewing a doula.
"Childbirth is not the time to tough it out. The research is overwhelming: we do better when we have companionship and support. Choose a midwife who can provide this and/or look for a doula to complement your maternity care. And, don’t forget the often overlooked postpartum period. You may need help more then than during the birth. Be kind to yourself." Peggy O'Mara
Check out the full article here