What is a Doula?

The word doula comes from ancient Greek and means a woman’s servant.

  Today’s doulas are trained professionals who comes alongside women and their families to help women experience birth safely, peacefully and with confidence. A doula will provide you with continuous emotional, physical and educational support wherever and however you choose to give birth.   



Here at ABQ Doulas all our doulas…


  • Are trained and experienced in techniques designed to ease your discomfort and to help labor progress as quickly and smoothly as possible.
  • Work for you, the laboring woman and not for the health care provider or hospital.
  • Work as a part of your complete birthing team.
  • Come alongside you as your advocate, encourager, guide, comforter, resource, and friend.


    Research shows that Moms who use doulas… 

    • Have shorter labors with fewer complications. 
    • Have less Pitocin, forceps, vacuum extraction, Cesarean births 
    • Request less pain medications
    • Are more satisfied with their birth experience
    • Are more satisfied with their partner
    • Have less post partum depression 

    What are you waiting for?

    Start your Birth Journey with ABQ Doulas today!