Specialized doula training program coming to Cape Breton
A dozen women signed up to learn how to provide birthing support to those in trouble with the law.
A doula training session is set for Sydney this weekend to fill a gap in Cape Breton.
The organization Women's Wellness Within will train a dozen women to provide birthing support to those in trouble with the law.
Doulas do not replace medical professionals, but they provide emotional and physical support for women just before, during, and just after they give birth.
They also provide information on other health and community programs.
There are doulas trained to help women entangled with the law in Halifax and other areas, said Martha Paynter, chair of Women's Wellness Within.