Since ancient times, women have supported each other during pregnancy, delivery and care for their children. Both in history and today, midwives have been the experts on medical care in child birth. Besides midwives, other helpers used to be present during delivery – relatives, friends and neighbours of the woman giving birth. Today, this tradition is continued by doulas.
You can read more about the doulas here:
A list of doulas can be found here:
Česká asociace dul www.duly.cz
České duly www.mojedula.cz
Vlasta Jirásková, www.porody.net