Why You Should Have A Doula
If you’re an expecting mother who is considering a doula, you may be thinking, “Well, I already have a doctor, so why do I need someone else?” But doctors and doulas provide completely different services and fulfill different roles in your life. Your doctor cares about you, loves babies (probably), and has a lot of important knowledge. But he has a lot of other responsibilities and priorities, probably focuses on a wide variety of pregnancy and fertility topics, and likely only has textbook knowledge when it comes to carrying out a healthy pregnancy and labor. A doula has a completely different, focused set of knowledge, and she will be there to fill in the (major) gaps that your doctor simply cannot help you with. Having a doula will make you feel completely supported during this important change. Here are reasons you should get a doula.
She’ll get to know you well
A doula will spend a lot of time with you. She may visit you several times a week, and stay for several hours. She will get to know you, your family, and your wishes for pregnancy and delivery very well. You’ll develop a rapport you just don’t have with your doctor.