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Hello! I am a doula-in-training and I am looking for 2 women who are due any time this year and would like free birthing support to help me obtain my Doula Certification. In exchange for my doula services, I would ask you to fill out a short survey letting me know how I did as a doula.
As a doula, my job is to help you get through your labor and delivery by giving massages, getting you food/water, providing emotional support, and ensuring the doctors are informing you of everything that is going on so you are able to make informed decisions about your options! I am also there as an advocate for your partner, showing them what they can do to assist you during your labor/delivery and keeping them involved and informed in the birth. Whether you are hoping for a natural birth, opting for an epidural, or having a C-section, a doula can be a great help for you! If this is something you are interested in please feel free to email, call, or text. My phone number is 218-three three zero- 768three.
Doulas "mother the mother." While performing her role, a doula:
•Provides emotional support
•Uses comfort measures: breathing, relaxation, movement, positioning
•Continuously reassures and comforts the mother (the key word is continuous--a doula never leaves the mother's side)
•Helps a mother become informed about various birth choices
•Advocates for the mother and helps facilitate communication between the mother and care provider
•Looks after your partner as well (gives them bathroom breaks!), but their primary responsibility is to the mother