What is an educational doula?

The concept of a doula is not new. Women supporting other women through labor is a tradition that goes back many years in all cultures. Educational doulas assist at-promise teen mothers through the birth of educational dreams. Some women do not live in close-knit communities where their sisters, mothers, aunts, and friends are there to support them through teen pregnancy and subsequent life decisions. These events can make any woman feel lost if she has to experience them alone.

A doula assists families in gathering information about educational and financial opportunities, housing, daycare, and community resources necessary for the young mother to continue her post high school education.

A doula becomes a core team member providing continuous physical, emotional, and informational support before, during, and after graduation. The intent of a doula is to help the woman have a successful educational experience.


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