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My goal with this website is to inform you of how a Birth Doula and a Postpartum Doula can make your pregnancy, birth and postpartum period one of the easiest and most gratifying times of your life! After all, this is what your body and your heart were made for!

A Labor Doula is a professionally-trained woman who offers continuous knowledge, comfort, support and encouragement to the woman during labor, birth, and immediately after birth. She does NOT take dad's place; she is there for him as well. Studies show that having a labor doula present decreases stress and raises the likelihood of positive birth outcomes. A doula provides continuous non-medical support throughout the entire labor and birth process.

A Postpartum Doula is also a professionally-trained woman who comes into your home after the birth to nurture and pamper the mother. She educates the parents on baby care, soothing techniques, feeding, and other baby knowledge, but her main goal is to take care of the mother and the household. She will take over running the household so that mom can bond with baby, heal, and rest in a stress-free environment. Postpartum doula studies indicate that parents who use a postpartum doula have better success at breastfeeding and less postpartum mood disorders.

Mother Me Doula Care
can serve your family throughout your childbearing year. It will be a very challenging year, but with the support of a knowledgeable doula, it can be stress-free and result in one of the most empowering and beautiful experiences of your life.The reassurance and confidence that you will gain from your doula as your journey continues will be priceless.

Every woman has the right to be informed and educated about all aspects of pregnancy, childbirth and labor and how to give their newborn quality care. She has a right to make her own decisions and not be told where, how, when, and what time to have her baby.

Education is the key to these decisions and empowers new parent(s) to make the right choices for them. A doula can empower you through the knowledge she has learned in her professional training and personal experience.

Please browse through this website and familiarize yourself with the terms, definitions, and support that you will receive from a Birth Doula and a Postpartum Doula. Be sure to interview several doulas in your search. One Size Does Not Fit All, and whether you are hiring a Birth or a Postpartum Doula, you will want to find the doula that Fits your family.

DID YOU KNOW?

Organizations that encourage the use of Doulas include:
  • The American Academy of Family Physicians
  • The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • The World Health Organization
  • The Medical Leadership Council of Washington, DC
  • The Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston
  • The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (Source: Jukelevics, 2002)

THIS IS YOUR BABY AND THESE ARE YOUR DECISIONS.
MAKE THEM WITH EVIDENCE-BASED INFORMATION AND EDUCATION!


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