What is a Doula?

If you’re expecting a little bundle of joy, do you have a birthing plan?  Does it include a Doula?  You may ask… what is a Doula?  More and more women are using them to help along the path to childbirth.  For our Wellness Wednesday segment we take a look at this growing service.


Maryland Department of Health Doula Link

Dr. Rochanda Mitchell, MD, Ob/Gyn – Maternal Fetal Medicine, Howard University Hospital

Diane J. Young, RN, Associate Director, Family Health Services, Prince George’s County Department of Health, Doula Researcher