How Many Kinds of Doulas Are There?

Pregnancy and Postpartum Care for Everyone

Doulas provide support in various ways, primarily categorized by the stages of the childbirth process they specialize in. Here are the main types of doulas:

  1. Birth Doula: Also known as a labor doula, this professional provides emotional, physical, and educational support to a mother who is expecting, is experiencing labor, or has recently given birth. They assist during childbirth to make the experience as positive and safe as possible.
  2. Postpartum Doula: They offer help and support in the weeks following childbirth. Their support can include breastfeeding advice, light housework, care strategies for the newborn, and emotional and physical recovery help for the new mother.