What is a Full Spectrum Doula?
doula care for all your reproductive health needs
More often than not a Doula is thought to be a person who supports someone during labor. A Full Spectrum Doula realizes that a baby isn't always the outcome of pregnancy. Oftentimes, a pregnancy can end in a miscarriage, stillbirth or termination. Full Spectrum Doula's bring the doula model of care to all pregnancy experiences and outcomes.
Sacred Transitions views pregnancy and birth as part of a full spectrum of reproductive and/or parenting experiences that includes (and is by no means limited to) fertility, pregnancy prevention, miscarriage and loss, abortion, surrogacy, adoption, conception through medical technologies, and the postpartum period. As doulas, we provide educational, informational, physical, and emotional support for all of these choices and outcomes.
Full Spectrum Doulas are reproductive rights advocates who support people in making informed decisions. We believe that every person knows what is best for themselves and we want to support them through their process. A Full Spectrum Doula believes that their work is not just in childbirth, but that it covers all pregnancy outcomes.