WHAT IS A DOULA?

Welcome to Pickles and Ice Cream Birth Support Services, supporting women, couples and families across the Surf Coast, Geelong and surrounding areas.

A doula (also known as birth attendant) is trained and experienced in the physiological, emotional and spiritual elements of birth.

 

Doulas are non-medical in their role and work alongside midwives, doctors and alternative health care professionals to ensure 100% support and optimal birth outcomes are acheived.  

 

Every woman who engages a doula to support them has their own unique reason why.

 

Often women will meet with two or three doulas to find a doula that best meets their birthing and parenting values.

 

Once this relationship is established the pregnant woman tends to relax knowing she has someone to ask questions, share feelings and nurture her as she needs. Having doula support can also encourage self sufficiency, confidence and resilience as well as assisting in building strong support networks and a village in preparation for birth and beyond.