Once you have taken a childbirth class you may choose labor support.
A doula is there is help provide a birthing perspective that aligns with your desires.
She can mentor, provide calm and amplify your voice during your deepest moments.
A comfort to your partner as well, as she can remove pressure from having to 'remember it all'.
It's a sacred space and time, your doula is there to honor that space.
COVID-19 is impacting doulas in hospitals, please contact your hospital before hiring a doula.
Please also consider homebirth and birth centers as great options where doulas are welcomed :)
Movement and upright positions serve to speed the labor process.