What Is A Doula?
The word "Doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.
Studies have shown that when Doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily. Read more...
(encouragement, reassurance, continuous physical presence)
(assistance to families in gathering information about the course of their labor and their options, explanations, non-medical advice)
(comfort measures, positioning, massage, breathing, relaxation, and other non-pharmacological pain relief measures) Read more...
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