At Full Circle, we believe that birth is an empowering event in a woman's life. As the mother discovers her own strengths and wishes, the doula helps her build confidence in herself and her abilities.
The concept of a doula recognizes that, although fathers play a vital support role, sometimes additional help is needed. With a doula, a father can share in the birth at the level where he is most comfortable. The doula’s skills and knowledge can help him to feel more relaxed and to participate as much as he wishes in the birth, assuring the mother of full labor support at all times. For more information on dads and doulas, click here.
Doulas compliment the mother-father-physician relationship, integrating the parents' birth plan with the ever-changing demands of labor.
Full Circle Childbirth Consultants' doula support starts with a prenatal visit with the expectant parents. This visit allows both parties to become acquainted, to explore and discuss priorities and any fears or concerns. The need for additional educational or support services is explored.
Doula, n., doo'-la, from Greek, meaning 'with woman.'A doula is an experienced woman who helps women during labor, delivery and/or the post-delivery period. The doula provides the mother with physical and emotional support along with her partner.