What does a doula do?
- recognizes childbirth as a key life experience that the birthing person will remember all their life
- understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a person in labor
- assists the birthing person and their partner in preparing for and carrying out their plans for the birth
- provides emotional support, physical comfort measures and an objective viewpoint
- stays by the side of the laboring person throughout the labor
- helps the birthing person get the information they need to make thoughtful choices, both before and during the labor
- facilitates communication between the laboring person and the clinical care providers
- works to nurture and protect the birthing person's memory of their birth experience
I love hiring doulas who have gone through Penny's program because I know they have the knowledge and background to become amazing doulas.
Penny is a very knowledgeable trainer and her program prepares you for the expanse of things that are helpful to understand to be a successful doula. You don't just learn about birth and how to support families but you also learn how to care for yourself, how to market your business and explore your own feelings about birth and your role in the process.I believe Penny's program is very well rounded and I have seen firsthand how well it prepares people for this career. I have hired three doulas who have gone through this program and they are excellent doulas.