Pregnancy and delivery are complex so much that in most cases, it requires physical and emotional support. Doulas are not doctors or medical professionals. They are specially trained birth coaches providing counsel and guidance to pregnant women during exciting but also challenging experience.
There are 3 types of doulas:
During delivery, doulas are in constant and close proximity to the mother. They have the ability to provide comfort with pain-relief techniques including breathing techniques, massage, and laboring positions.
Not only surrogate mothers but also intended parents can benefit from doulas as they can further offer postpartum coaching to the intended parents, which helps their transition into parenthood. A Doula can support in order to get the bonding process started between the intended parents and the newborn. A Doula can also provide help on certain challenging matters that may arise through the transition.