Category Archives: About Doulas

Why Doulas Matter

Experienced Doula Maddie McMahon has recently written an excellent book entitled “Why doulas Matter” It’s an easy to read concise book you will not be able to put down! The author describes the role of a doula in such a … Continue reading

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What difference will having a Doula Make?

This is often a big question parents ask when it comes to planning their birth. Initially, having a doula may seem like an added accessory to a birth. Something all the celeberties are having, making it seem like a luxury. … Continue reading

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What is a Doula’s role?

A Birth Doula supports the mother wherever or however she chooses to give birth – at home, in a birth centre, in hospital – with or without medical intervention. A Birth Doula will usually meet with the woman and her … Continue reading

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Does a Doula replace a Father?

Not at all. Many people mistakenly think that a Doula sweeps in and takes over, leaving out the important role of a father during the birth. Or they think that Doulas are only for women who are on their own. … Continue reading

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What if I cannot afford a Doula?

Doulas believe that every mother has the right to positive and continuous support during labour and so Doula UK does provide an access fund that mothers may be eligible for. For more information on the access fund please visit here. … Continue reading

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