Doulas & Childbirth

Learn more about Doulas and whether a doula is the right choice for you.
What Is a Birth Doula?

What Is a Birth Doula?

Women have been serving or helping other women during childbirth for hundreds of years.

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What is a Postpartum Doula?

What is a Postpartum Doula?

The postpartum doula is another “woman who serves” by providing physical and emotional support after a child has been born.

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How to Choose a Doula

How to Choose a Doula

A doula is a woman who acts as an attendant or helper to a woman during childbirth or after her baby is born.

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What You Need to Know to Become a Doula

What You Need to Know to Become a Doula

A doula is someone who recognizes that giving birth is a major life experience for women and their partners.

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Pain Management Options During Childbirth

Pain Management Options During Childbirth

Childbirth is often thought of as one of the most painful events that we humans experience. In reality, the degree of pain can vary widely from woman to woman, and even from pregnancy to pregnancy.

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Birthing and Relaxation: Not Mutually Exclusive

Birthing and Relaxation: Not Mutually Exclusive

Gone is the stark delivery room and administration of heavy duty anesthetics. Parents now have more choices than ever as to the environment into which their babies will be born.

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Planning for Pregnancy

Planning for Pregnancy

Looking to become pregnant? For many women it requires a little pre-planning and coordination in order to achieve a positive test. There are some important health steps to consider during this process.

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Prenatal Classes: When Should Women Sign Up?

Prenatal Classes: When Should Women Sign Up?

Ellen Schneiderman, R.N., recalls the point at which a woman should consider signing up for prenatal classes.

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