Does a Doula replace nursing staff?

Absolutely not, I work to create a team mentality within your birth room. I facilitate discussion between parents and medical staff, provide emotional and physical support, and am a continual presence from active labor through an hour or two postpartum. Your nursing staff will rotate with shift change, but I will be by your side the entire time. I provide no medical procedures, my focus is on your emotional and mental well being and providing comfort measures to work through your labor.