Meet Lindsay, Boston Birth Doula
I have had the opportunity to support mums during their pregnancies and births since 2014. It is such a special honor, to share this moment in a family's life. I love being able to help throughout the pregnancy – keeping mums away from Google and helping to direct them to other resources like ideal books to read, classes to take, and alternative options for ease and relief.
What is a birth doula?
A birth doula is someone who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support for a mum and partner before, during and shortly after childbirth.
This support system stems from cultural practices of providing individual support and encouragement to help partners step into the world of parenting. Traditionally it was a combination of family, friends, and other members of a community coming together to provide guidance for new parents. It's a wonderful relief to have someone in your corner who can step back and help you see the big picture.
Birth Doulas Offer Amazing Support for Expectant Mothers
You'll have access to position ideas for comfort and labor progression, as well as hands-on comfort measures like comforting touch, counter pressure, breathing techniques and other “doula magic” for families.
Doulas help families to feel supported, easing the emotional experience of birth and also helping to create a space where the hormones of labor can work at their best. Whether a birth is completely unmedicated or medically very complex, every family can benefit from nurturing and connection at this tender, incredible time in their lives.
Whether it’s a romantic partner, a friend or another family member like the baby’s grandma, the birth partner’s experience matters in birth. Every birth partner is supported in being as involved as they’d like with the birth. Physical and emotional support make a huge difference for everyone involved.
Evidence-Based Information and Advocacy
Doulas provide you with the support to find your voice and advocate for the very best care and having a birth experience that supports you.