“She stood at the doorway of birth, holding space for the new mother, supporting her, nurturing her, reminding her of her strength. A child is born. A woman enters through the doors of motherhood. Empowered.”
~ Author unknown ~
The word “doula” comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves”. It is now used to refer to a trained and experienced woman who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and after the birth.