What is a Doula?

What is a Doula?

The custom of women supporting women through childbirth has deep roots in human cultures around the world.  In more recent times, as the birth process became more medicalized in the United States and other “developed” nations, we lost touch with that nurturing support, and several generations of women have given birth feeling unsupported and disempowered.  Over the last 20 years, doulas have stepped in to fill that gap, “mothering the mother” and providing compassionate, non-judgmental support to women and their families throughout the childbearing year.

At Cascadia, we offer labor and postpartum support.