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Old 11-10-2012, 07:59 AM   #4
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Re: Tell Me About Doulas

Doulas are women who support another woman in labor, either alone or in tandem with the mother's birth parter (father, mother, whomever). We are trained to offer phsycial and emotional support, nothing medical. We can provide education to mothers that desire, but we do not give advice.

Doulas are not supposed to speak to any staff on behalf of the mother. This is not proper. A doula's job is to help the mother find out her desires and to use her own voice to have the birth she wants.

For more info, check out DONA International

I also have a more thorough description on my website Rubber City Doula
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