What exactly does a doula do?
When I tell people I'm a doula most of them say "oh, so you're like a midwife." The short answer to that question is no. I don't do anything medical so no: Cervical checks Fetal monitoring Blood pressure checks Rupturing membranes Delivering your baby I also will not: Speak for you Make medical decisions on your behalf Tell you what choices you need to make Push you into doing something you're not comfortable with My job is that of support. I will support the way YOU choose