Q. What Does A Doula Bring With Them To A Birth?

A. Doula’s typically arrive at your birthing place with a Mary Poppin’s type bag of goodies to help ease you through labor. While every Doula is different, the following are fairly standard items:

  • Birth ball (large exercise ball) for you to use during labor. Sitting and rocking on the ball helps open the pelvis and ease discomfort.
  • Hot and/or cold packs. These are great for back labor and other aches and pains.
  • Massage tools that can be used on your back, neck or feet.
  • Soothing CD’s with relaxation or meditation guided imagery.
  • Essential oils for aromatherapy like lavender and jasmine to help reduce anxiety.

The most important thing a Doula brings to your birth is her calm and reassuring presence along with the power of her touch to help you in your labor, delivery and postpartum period.

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