When hospitals limit the number of support persons, doulas can still function in their capacity as professional labor support without being physically present at the time of birth.
Rachel works a part time job at the birth center nearest to us (an hour and half away) on the weekends. In this capacity, she functions as an on-call nurse. She will frequently debrief her birthing experiences with me. I … Read More
Doula Cesarean Support? Many women who use doulas are looking to have a natural birth without medications. Occasionally, though, emergencies happen, plans change, and a c-section is neccesary. I often get questioned on what doula cesarean support to help … Read More
We recently took a moment to discuss the importance of having a doula present at births were medical intervention is either planned or unplanned. Specifically, we discuss the need for doulas especially during c-sections.
In one of our assignment in the main doula course, we ask our students to take into consideration the medical diagnosis of their patient while developing a personalized birth plan. What follows is the response that we got from one … Read More
As many of you know, I am very interested in research and how that can better my work as a doula. I often post research articles on my facebook page, but thought I’d give you a list of the research … Read More