Birth doula vs wedding coordinator

When you got married perhaps you hired a wedding coordinator. Someone to be there for you. Someone who plans weddings for a living and has been there, done that. She knows the right people, she has great resources and she will even be there the day of the big event incase something goes sideways. People who hire wedding coordinators are always so thankful and happy to have that amazing person there for them!

I looked up the definition of wedding coordinator. This is what I found when I googled it:

“A wedding coordinator is a professional event planner who specializes in weddings. The coordinator typically takes on a consultative role and assists the couple in selecting the right location, theme, colors, stationery and music for the event.”

bride getting help

 


When you are pregnant you can choose to hire a birth doula. Someone to be there for you. Someone who attends births for a living and has been there, done that. She knows the right people, she has great resources and she will even be there the day of the big event incase something goes sideways. People who hire birth doulas are always so thankful and happy to have that amazing person there for them!

I looked up the definition of a birth doula. This is what I found when I googled it:

“Doula – a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.”

Doula giving support to client

client getting support


 

Funny how they both have very similar descriptions really… Both help with big days in you life. Both are a phone call away if you need them. Both are there to hold your hand if you need them to. Neither of them take the place of the partner. Now that might be a little funny though…. your wedding coordinator pushing the husband-to-be out of the way and jumping in his spot! Oh my! But doulas don’t do that either. We are there to support you both. Wedding coordinators and birth doulas. Other roles sometimes include making sure the mother (or mother-in-law) is not bugging you. Yes that does happen when we need to send them away sometimes. Making sure you have done something to eat, some water to drink. So many roles we have. But we are always following your wishes. This is your big day, not ours.

If you are interested in hiring a birth doula for your big day, we offer a no cost, no obligation meet & greet. Please contact  us to set up a time to meet!

Thoughts? Comments?