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Meeting a need. A call to action with Operation Doula.

Meeting a need. A call to action with Operation Doula.

“I am one of the Staff Nurses and I can’t thank the doulas enough for helping support our patients in their labors.  I feel comfortable and confident with my patient’s pain when I can help them with medications and epidurals.  When they decide to go natural, it’s a different story.  I am always relieved when I see a doula walk through our doors and know that they are going to help support my patient in ways I am often too busy to help with!  Thank you to those in the volunteer program, what a wonderful idea for those with little support in the San Diego area!” L & D Nurse

A Doula for Military Families

A Doula for Military Families

Supportive care during labor does not include clinical care, but involves women who offer physical comfort, emotional support, and information. Doulas also assist women in communicating their wishes to caregivers, and engage their husbands or partners as desired by the couple. For an expecting woman without any support of any kind, having a doula could greatly improve her outcome and view on birth.