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Doulas: the care and support you need on your mothering journey.

A Greek word meaning woman servant or caregiver, Doula is now used to refer to an experienced woman who can give practical and emotional support before, during and after childbirth.

Relaxed Birth and Parenting doulas provide support in BristolBirmingham and the surrounding areas. To make a booking or enquiry, please see our doula directory.

The exact role of a professional Doula varies, depending on your needs and preferences. But broadly, she will be there to help you to relax and enjoy the experience of your journey into motherhood, by providing both reassurance and hands-on assistance. 

Your Doula isn't there to replace the medical professionals involved in childbirth, such as doctors and midwives; she'll work alongside them, helping to facilitate your communication with them, if appropriate. She can also provide support for your partner and family, at this important time of transition for all of you.

Research shows that the support provided by Doulas can significantly shorten labour, decrease the need for medical pain relief, and also help minimize the risk of postnatal depression.