The word derives from the Greek language and literally means “servant of a woman”.
In the past – and nowadays in other cultures – it was the normal and usual practice to have at least one woman present during birth who has given birth herself.
Today’s experience has shown the great value of this birth accompaniment: birth can be easier, shorter, experienced with less fear, to mention only a few advantages of the presence of a Doula.
For doulas, childbirth is a natural process. We are convinced that during delivery the birthing woman receives specific signals from her body so that the woman trusting in her body exactly knows what to do in every phase of birth. Doulas support this feminine intuition by minimizing disturbing influences and unnecessary interventions and strengthening the woman’s self-confidence.
More information can be found here: Doulas in Deutschland e.V.