When a woman is about to deliver a baby, she needs immense strength, both from herself and from the outside world too. She wishes to be understood, without even uttering a word. This is so because she is in a phase of immense pressure and suffering, that is not only physical but also emotional. At this time, come in doulas, who are a class apart in the kind of duty they perform. Doulas are women who help, advice and support other women during pregnancy and during and after the birth.
Their work is stupendous, and their level of dedication is difficult to match. One of the most striking qualities of doulas is their non-judgemental nature. They take care of their patient, with all their heart and soul. Doulas are the real caretakers, who give meaning to the word, unlike anyone else.
A known personality, Birth Becomes Her co-founder Monet Nicole says doulas provide all the support, "Be it holding a hand, wiping away a tear, pouring another pot of hot water, or offering counter-pressure, these doulas are giving their clients the gift of judgment-free support."
When the new mom, hustles to make the newborn breastfeed, doula plays her part in the training.
When at the time of delivery, the mother-to-be is too tired to push further.
When she needs to be pacified with those soothing words, a doula plays her part to comfort her.
A doula giving the massage and pressure at proper points to help ease the labour pains.
Warm words and a caring touch, enough to calm the expecting mom down.
Doula helping her patient by wiping off that sweat.
This is so cute and so endearingly beautiful, a doula mending her patient's hair.
When the going gets tough, doulas play their part, with all the physical and emotional support.
A doula helping the soon-to-be-a-mom, and trying to assuage her pain.
Doulas grabbing the hands of the patient, encouraging her to push harder.
Embracing the head of the patient, to pacify her.
Some words can work magic, to heal the pain, or even to mitigate it.
A doula giving strength to the patient to fight back.
Kind words to keep going and the affirmation of happy news, a doula's words can work wonders.
When after delivery too, pacification is needed.
When the patient tries to give up, but doula puts in all to keep her going.
Sometimes those tender touches are enough to help the lady in the suffering.
What all does a doula have to do and go through! That is simply mind-blowing.
Hats off to the dedication and perseverance of the doulas to help expecting moms.
Doulas are a Godly creation who help women during their toughest time. Feel free to share with women who have faced this and have battled it with strength, also with women who are yet to reach this phase of life.