“Doulas offer evidence-based informational support, so if a woman’s preference is for epidural — which can slow labour — her doula would explain that using a peanut-shaped exercise ball between her legs widens the pelvis and progresses labour.
“But the doula doesn’t tell expectant mums what to do. Her role’s advisory, says Tighe.
“’We don’t speak for parents; we support them to ask questions. For example, many parents want a natural birth.
But baby has its own agenda. We help mums prepare for the birth they want, while giving them tools for the birth they get.'”
from Agape Birth Doula Services http://bit.ly/2EocQTW