What is a Doula?

The word Doula is Greek for servant or helper.
A birth Doula supports women during the labor process.
A death Doula supports a person during the dying process.
Today, “Doula” refers to a non-medical professional (male or female)
trained to care for a terminally ill person’s physical, emotional,
and spiritual needs during the dying process.
Doula’s can be secured in times of wellness as well depending on their needs.

More people are choosing to die at home, resulting in a widening gap
between medical care, and the emotional, spiritual, and physical care
required during this transition.
End of Life doulas support and serve those facing the end of life,
as well as supporting the caregivers and family members.

An End-of-Life Doula can also be of service in wellness.
A doula can help with Advanced Care Planning, ensuring
your final affairs are in order, act as community resource liaison,
assisting with customized funeral planning and more.
During times of illness, We can help you navigate
the health care system, advocate for you, create a legacy project,
offer support to your family/caregivers,
assist and help to facilitate goals regarding your care.

When supporting a person in the dying process the goal is
to enrich the dying experience while providing support to the family
and caretakers, working with your medical team and social workers
involved in patient care. The Doula is there to provide a calming,
supportive and non-judgemental presence.
Doula’s companion rather than treat.

For additional information check out the FAQ section.

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