Doulas provide emotional, educational, and physical support to not only mothers during pregnancy, labor,and postpartum, but also to the family and support team. As a doula, I attend prenatal classes with expecting mothers and visit with the family in their home prior to the birth of the baby to support mothers in their journey to labor and birth so they can get the birth experience they desire. I have not been trained to deliver babies but I have gone through an intensive training and certification
program at Mother Me Doulas in Dallas, Texas.
What Does a Doula Do
Doulas work closely with expecting mothers and their families to provide support with:
• Prenatal visits. Doulas support expecting mothers by accompanying them to their prenatal classes.
• Labor and birth. Doulas provide care before and during labor.
• Postpartum. Doulas support mothers for a week or two after birth by assisting with breastfeeding, caring for the baby, and helping with household chores
Why Have Doula
Having a doula empowers expecting mothers through education and encouragement. It also helps reduce
cesarean births, helps shorten labor, and reduces the need for epidurals and Pitocin use.
Midwifery is the traditional care provided for mothers and children. A midwife is a professionally trained health care professional who provides health care services for women. This care includes gynecological examinations, contraceptive counseling, management of pregnancy, labor and delivery. It also includes postpartum care for up to 6 weeks postpartum.
We practice the Midwives Model of Care which includes the monitoring of the physical, social, and psychological well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle. Working individually with the mother and family by providing with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support.
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Dallas, TX 75228