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Debunking the Doula Myth

As someone who is excited and passionate about the birth world I have heard a lot of things in my day. When I made the decision to pursue my passions right off the bat I heard varying degrees of what they thought a doula was. Everything from “Oh, so you’re like a midwife in training?” to “That’s nice, but I’d never use a doula…I like medication WAY too much.” Or to even “Don’t they only go to homebirths?” Or the best one still “Isn’t that what a partner is for?” Many people still don’t know what a doula is OR what the role of a doula is truly about, so let’s explore further and debunk some myths surrounding the role of doula.

Myth #1.) “Do you deliver the baby?” No. While doula’s are trained professionals, we are not medically trained to deliver a baby or administer medical care or advice. A doula, in simple terms is a woman who is trained to assist another woman during childbirth and who may provide support to the family after the baby is born. She is non-medical person who assists…

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