A prenatal doula is very similar to a labour doula except that a prenatal doula does not attend the actual birth. Prenatal doula's offer the same care prior to and after labour that a labour doula does, and will answer questions and address concerns that you may have during late pregnancy, early labour and during the first weeks postpartum. Prenatal doula's are for mothers that would like the unbias, evidence-based knowledge and support from a doula during her pregnancy and after baby is born, but would prefer to not have an additional person in her birth room.
Prenatal Doulas support families by:
A doula does not: