A Doula is an individual who provides emotional, physical, and informational support to parents to-be, and/or the family before, during, and/or after the birthing process. Naturopathic Doulas differ from Doulas in that they are trained and able to employ modalities such as botanical medicine, acupuncture or acupressure, homeopathy, or other modalities that are safe, gentle, and effective during pregnancy. The primary role of a Doula is to ensure a positive birth experience for the mother and baby.