BBL 051: Why You Need a Birth Doula with Nikki Knowles

Why You Need a Birth Doula

Ever wondered exactly what a doula is – and how she can help you have a great birth experience? Nikki Knowles joins me for today's podcast and shares exactly what a doula can do for you during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum!

Topics We Discuss in This Podcast:

  • What is a doula?
  • Why you should consider a doula
  • How a doula helps dads and partners during birth
  • These are things a doula can do to help you during labor
  • How your doula can help you navigate hospital procedures
  • Why a doula is valuable even if you're planning a home birth
  • What scientific research says about doulas
  • How your doula can help you if you feel like you're “losing it”
  • What to expect from your doula during pregnancy, birth, and beyond


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