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Finding the Doula for You

Finding the Doula for You

There are some staggering birth statistics for the United States of America; a developed country with some of the best doctors in the world and yet a rising maternal mortality. It is therefore no surprise that many women and families are returning to personalized community support systems to help them through labor and delivery. One specific labor support person is the birth doula.

 

Doulas, Dads, & Birth Partners.

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Doulas, Dads, & Birth Partners.

Maybe you’ve heard of a doula.  Maybe not. When I first meet a woman and begin to explain what my role as a doula is, I usually get the comments of, “So you’re like a midwife.” Or “My friend had a doula and she left because she got an epidural.”

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