Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about Doula services provided by Mothering Mothers.

What’s a doula?

A doula is a non-medical professional who assists a woman during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. The word β€œdoula” comes from the Greek and means β€œa woman who serves.” For more details, check out this post on my blog.

Do you only attend “natural” (non-medicated) births?

No. If you want a non-medicated birth, that’s certainly something I will help you work towards. But if you want an epidural/pain medication, a planned cesarean, or just want to decide when you get there, I’m more than happy to help you achieve that goal, too.

Do you “deliver” babies?

No, a doula does not replace an obstetrician, midwife, or nurse. Doula is not a medical professional and doesn’t perform any clinical tasks such as catching the baby, cervical checks, etc. A doula is there for informational, emotional, and practical physical support.

What area do you serve?

I am located in Delhi but I provide both in person and Virtual labor doula services as well.