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An educator of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum options.
A supporter of growing families.
An advocate for evidence based practices surrounding pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.
A doula educates, supports, and advocates by:
Providing classes that include but are not limited to; Exercise, wellness, and nutrition during pregnancy and postpartum, family education, breastfeeding, childbirth information and preperation, and newborn care.
A doula supports growing families in many tangible ways throughout their journey by; Teaching coping techniques to the birth partner, during pregnancy, to be used during labor and delivery. Using different coping mechinisms during labor and delivery, such as massage and breathing stratagies, to help facilitate an optimal outcome for mother and baby. Cares for the birth partner and keeps them hydrated and calm as they help the birthing mother on her birth journey. Assists with breastfeeding. Provides in home postpartum care to ease the transition of adding a new member to the family.
A doula advocates for families by sharing evidence based practices so that families may make informed decisions surrounding pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.
A doula does NOT:
Replace the advice or care of medical professionals.
Perform any kind of medical procedures such as cervical checks, heart rate, or blood pressure monitoring.
Try and force you to change your beliefs or opinions.