Hi, I've just trained as a Doula and was wondering if there was a market for this in Adelaide. In case no-one knows what a Doula does, its basically a professional birth partner, providing advice and support during pregnancy, labour and post-natally.
I have heard that ante natal care is very medicalised and that home births are unheard of, is this the case? Doulas are becoming more popular in the UK especially as our maternity services are so stretched, is this similar in Adelaide meaning there is a place for Doulas?
I know this is all a bit vague but I'm just trying to make sure that I will have a profession once we have made the big move!
I know its a long shot but does anyone know a Doula that already lives in Adelaide that they can put me in touch with??