What is a doula?
Not quite sure what a doula is? Wondering what the difference between a doula and a midwife
is? Learn about the role of the doula and how they make up part of your
birth support team.
Why hire a doula?
Having a doula present can make a dramatic difference for your birth. There
are many reasons why women choose doulas. Find out some of the ways that a
doula can help you and your partner.
Choosing a doula
If there are many doulas in your area, choosing the right one can be tough.
Here you can find tips on what to look for in a doula and questions to ask,
helping you to find the doula that is the right match for you.
Will a doula replace my partner? No!
Many partners are concerned about their role and how they can work together
with a doula. Read more about how doulas can work together with partners, as
well as benefiting them.
Writing a birth plan
How do you write a birth plan that really works? This simple guide walks you
through what is really important in a birth plan and how to ensure it is
read and followed through. The interactive birth plan checklist helps you to
get a great start on writing your birth plan.
Choosing a caregiver
Knowing how to find the right caregiver for you can seem almost impossible.
Recognizing your own needs, what you are looking for, and then how to find a
caregiver that matches those needs is all covered on this page.
Questions for your
Knowing the right questions to ask a caregiver is important in being able to
find the caregiver who is the right match for you. No more feeling daunted
in the doctor's office or forgetting what you meant to ask. Work through the
questions to ask a caregiver and feel confident at your next appointment.
Choosing a place of
Not sure where to have your baby?
Hospital, home, or birth center? There are pros and cons to each choice and
here you can read about all the ups and downs, helping you to decide what's right for you.
Choosing a childbirth
Childbirth classes can be offered privately, and through hospitals or
clinics. But is the class a really great class? Are they going to give you
all the information or only a limited amount?
How do you find a childbirth class that really
does its job? This easy guide explains all!
What else do I need?
You have worked out what sort of birth you want and have chosen a doula.
What else do you need to do to prepare for your birth? Look at all the
factors and how to put everything in place to help you have the birth that
is right for you!