How do hospitals and medical caregivers feel about doulas?

Hospitals and medical caregivers are generally welcoming of doulas.   They find it easier to work with women who have their own informational and emotional support. Several midwives have told me they wished they had time to do what doulas do – giving massage, providing constant support, talking women through each contraction, etc. – but their clinical duties and charting responsibilities do not permit them to do so.

I do my best to create a warm, professional relationship with your caregivers.  I always encourage collaboration and respectful discussion, making sure that you – the most important person in the room – feel heard, understood and respected.