Doulas Make a Difference
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A doula is “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” (www.dona.org).
A birth doula is proven to reduce risks and help with pain management during childbirth.
A birth doula works with women who plan to give birth at home, a birth center, or in a hospital.
A birth doula can help women wanting to birth with or without an epidural, or who are unsure or who may change their mind.
A birth doula works closely with your primary care provider(ob, midwife) and your entire medical team to ensure you feel safe and have a memorable birthing experience.