Not Everyone Wants or Needs Doula Support

Not Everybody Needs or Wants a Doula

Not everyone wants or needs doula support. And that’s okay.

There, we said it. And it’s true.

We do believe that every birthing person and new family needs unconditional support.

What’s unconditional support?

Presence: in the moment, validating your cares and concerns and affirming your experience.

Insight: clearly understanding what you or your baby is experiencing and offering comfort and solutionsLove: care and empathy for yours and your baby’s feelings.

Deference: an agreement that your body, your baby, your wishes are the most important – not our opinions.

This unconditional support can come from your partner, your parent, your sibling, your friend, or other loved one in your life. They can prepare for this important role by reading books, taking childbirth classes and hearing from others.

About Christie Collbran

Christie believes in helping women recognize their own inner wisdom, strength and power. Having served as President of the Tampa Bay Birth Network for six years and with ten years serving families as a birth doula, she has a reputation for leadership, dedication and compassion. A childbirth educator, certified lactation counselor as well as a certified doula, she makes a point of ensuring mothers and their partners understand all their birthing options and what to expect on their journey.> keep reading

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