Welcome, and congratulations on your pregnancy (If applicable)! I am a certified birth doula in private practice based in Mason City, IA, serving clients in Northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota.
One of the most common questions that I receive is “What exactly is a doula?” A birth doula helps expectant parent(s) prepare for, during, and shortly after the birth of their baby/babies. The doula provides education, emotional and physical support, and helps you have the birth experience that you desire. This video explains it better as well: