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Why do families hire doulas?

Posted December 16th, 2010 in birth, Birth Doula, doula, fresno, Fresno birth, Motherhood, Pregnancy by admin
I am often asked why do families hire doulas when they have their husband or partner to be with them during the birth of their child.  I find that many new parents find themselves in a situation where they are distant from extended family support systems during labor, childbirth, and the postpartum period. When this  built in support network is not available, many parents are at a loss for accurate information and loving support. Every statisic that I read says that when a woman in labor feels safe and supported they have a more positive birth experience. We also know that when families lack the adequate support they desperately need during this time, they experience added strain both during the birth and afterwards. As mothers heal and parents adjust to life with a new baby at home, it can be difficult for everyone.   Today’s doula can provide this missing link for many new and growing families.

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