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Doula Services

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What is a doula?

  • A professional who is experienced in childbirth.
  • An individual who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support before, during, and after childbirth.

A doula’s job is to help patients have a safe, memorable, and empowering birth experience. If you are having your baby at the Birth Center and choose to work with a doula, this service is provided at no additional cost to you.

What does a doula do?

  • They provide physical and emotional support during labor.
  • They facilitate communication among patients, families and the healthcare team.

A doula does not provide any type of medical care.

Studies have shown that having a doula present at birth, patients are more likely to:

  • Have a normal, vaginal birth and avoid a cesarean birth.
  • Avoid using pain medication during labor.
  • Have positive feelings about childbirth.
  • Have a shorter labor.
  • Have a healthy baby.

How can I arrange for a doula?

Tell your healthcare provider that you would like to have doula care for your labor and birth. You can ask to work with a doula at any point in your birth process.

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