Doulaing as a Transformative Experience
As doulas, we are granted the incredible task of ushering parents into a new life through practical problem solving, emotional and physical support during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. Through elevated nurturing techniques, hands-on support, and thoughtful, trauma-informed guidance, we can help ensure healthy and safe pregnancies and births. It is important to recognize that these skills are centuries old and have been cultivated, honed, and tailored by many cultures globally to support birthing parents. Dr. Amy Gilliland, a foremost researcher and doula expert, has aggregated these practices into a culturally adaptable, evidence-based certification program to help all birthing parents in our communities.