What is a doula like? What picture or words come to mind when you hear the word? Someone old, young, a midwife, a hippie, super mom? A doula is any person who provides support to women in their time of birth and postpartum. This role can be served by women and men, young and old, those who have experienced birth, and those who haven't. These people have a heart for women, birth, and their families. So what words would describe your doula? I have been blessed by clients, fellow doulas, and friends with the following words.