What’s a Doula?

From our Board Members:

A doula, in my opinion, is your birthy best friend. She’s your honest friend. Your educated friend. The friend that keeps you grounded and reminds you of your goals…and then supports you in reaching those goals related to your pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. For me, I’m your doula for life. It doesn’t just end when you have that baby. I’m going to be there.”

-LaKisha Redditt, Doula, Chair of STLDP

A doula is direct support…a hand, an ear, an advocate, a resource with resources, an assistant,  a coach, a giver. 

Doulas encourage and  empower pregnant and perinatal folks to know they are able and for whatever they need help with, there’s a tool/tip/trick for that. Doulas help bring awareness to mothers, families, and the community through active outreach, research, volunteer efforts and seminars. We are birthworkers dedicated to facilitating positive birth and postpartum experiences”

-Tiffany Watson, Doula, STLDP Treasurer

Doulas help bring awareness to mothers, families, and the community through active outreach, research, volunteer efforts and seminars. We are birthworkers dedicated to facilitating positive birth and postpartum experiences”

-Tiffany Watson, STLDP Treasurer

A doula is someone who holds space for you and focuses on your needs as you go through birth. A doula keeps you in mind and encourages your loved ones on how to support you.

-Alyssa Lazzeroni STLDP Co-Chair

​A doula joins you as a guide to your unique pregnancy and birth experience. A doula has walked with others but your experience with your doula is a singularly special journey.”

-Sara Flores, Doula, STLDP Secretary