© 2018 by Ann Kaplan

Birth Doula

What is my birth philosophy?
I support families in having educated, empowered births in home, birth center & hospital settings.  I believe that birth is a natural function of a woman’s body and that every woman already has the skills and knowledge she needs to give birth in her own unique way. Birth works, if we let it! As a doula, I am present to help expecting parents create the birth that they envision for themselves and to experience birth fully and actively.
 
What is a Doula?
A birth doula is a non-medical childbirth assistant who provides continuous emotional, physical and educational support for the laboring mother and her partner. A doula does not replace a partner, doctor, nurse, or midwife, but works together with them to enable a positive birth experience. A doula helps expectant parents make decisions by providing information and support, but does not make decisions for them.