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WHAT IS A FULL SPECTRUM DOULA?
The word doula ~pronounced DOO-lah ~ comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves".
Today, doulas may be male or female and are trained to provide continuous, one-on-one care, as well as information, physical support, and emotional support to birthing persons and their partners.
A full spectrum doula refers to a doula who provides support to people during the full spectrum of pregnancy – from birth to abortion to miscarriage with the ability to support individuals regardless of their care choices. Doulas are an incredibly important part of a birth team because of our potential to improve outcomes, particularly for birthing people who are low-income and/or from BIPOC communities.
As a doula, it is my primary goal to care for my clients’ emotional needs and help clients to understand their unique birthing options so that they feel a sense of empowerment and authority over their care.
When new parents or those expecting feel scared by their pregnancy symptoms or the unknown, a trusted doula can provide comfort and reassurance while helping to prepare for the transitional and sometimes unpredictable journey of childbirth.
Hire a doula if you would like to make your birth an informed birth, less about fear or pain and more about you and your body doing what it was made to do naturally and phenomenally.
Let's Doula This
Having a full spectrum doula during your pregnancy and postpartum is like having a pregnancy and childbirth expert, mentor, prenatal personal trainer, meal planner, labour coach, lactation consultant, personal support worker and sister-friend all in one.
My name is Akilah Malika (Mali) and I have been a Full Spectrum Doula since 2017. My passion is for serving women and birth parents through pregnancy and birth or whichever outcome is right for them. It is an honour for me to hold space for each journey and serve, educate, and empower others. With my background in holistic health and community service, I have been able to serve local communities in Canada, USA, and South Africa.
My secondary passions include promoting health and mental wellness and selling my Homemade Vegan Body Care and African Waist Beads.
RULE NUMBER ONE
HEALTH = Mental, physical, emotional & social wellness.
If health is YOUR wealth, it is my mission to help you nurture your greatest asset.
Serving the Greater Toronto Area