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Women have been supporting each other since the beginning of time.

Innately women seek the comfort and reassurance of another woman, most often an experienced or older woman, during life’s greater transitions.

Childbirth and mothering is one of the greatest transitions in a woman’s life yet today more women are entering this new phase of their life unsupported and sometimes completely alone.

DOSA is an organisation that is committed to ensuring that well trained childbirth companions otherwise known as doulas support women during these life transitions.

This site is dedicated to professionals as well as informing the public to the role and scope of doulas.

If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.

-Dr. John H. Kennell

A doula will...
inspire, support, comfort, assist, talk, listen, encourage, nurture, soothe, relieve, accept, respect, mother, empower, accompany, love all women and partners in birth.