The word ‘doula’ – pronounced ‘doo-la’– means ‘woman servant or caregiver’ and refers to someone who offers emotional and physical support to a woman and her partner before, during and after childbirth.

A doula (also known as a birth attendant) believes in ‘mothering the mother’. She enables a woman and her partner to have the most satisfying birth experience possible. Origin Family-Centred Maternity Hospital knows the value of having a doula by your side, and we encourage you to contract with a private doula of your choice.

You may find a doula via the WOMBS website: