A Doula is a labor professional on who does not render any medical services. Breann is trained in emotional and physical support of a laboring woman and her partner. Doulas help with breath coaching, physical pain relief measures, emotional support, informational support and protecting the birth space. She does not give medical advice or consent or denial of any medical procedure.
A Doula does not replace a laboring woman's partner, she enhances the ability of the partner to do what he/she feels comfortable doing and allowing the partner a break if needed. Doula care looks different for every laboring woman. The mother, the partner and the Doula discuss how they will work together as a team during prenatal visits.