"Children are a gift from the Lord" Psalm 127:3
Birth By Design
You have found my page so you are well on your way to find a doula. There are numerous doula services definitions. The actual definition of the word "Doula" is from the ancient Greek Word Meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous non-medical physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before birth, during labor and delivery and after birth. I provide these services as a DONA certified Doula in Rapid City and the Black Hills area.
(A Doula is not a midwife and never performs the services of a midwife)
Doulas "mother the mother." While performing her role, a doula:
Numerous clinical studies have found that a doula’s presence at birth: