A doula is a trained companion, who is not a healthcare professional, and supports persons with significant health-related experiences, such as childbirth, miscarriage, induced abortion or stillbirth, or non-reproductive experiences such as dying.
World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that every birthing woman should have a doula. Babies are born every day and doulas have special skill sets and invest a lot of time into each of their clients.
According to Dahlen, doulas are usually very welcome in public hospitals and most midwives and doctors appreciate the extra assistance they provide. Hello, I am Dr. Reba Perry-Ufele a wife & mother of 2 beautiful daughters ages 24 & 16.
Some—but not all—insurance companies will cover all or part of the cost of a doula. Check with your insurance company to find out. There may be a volunteer doula program in your area for women who can't afford the hire.
A Birth Doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, possible, and informational support to a mother during childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.
Postpartum doulas have a different role -- they enter the picture after a woman has already delivered her baby and they can stay for any length of time, from a few hours here or there during the first week to every day for three months or more.
Postpartum depression affects as many as one in four mothers in North America. It’s often confused with the “baby blues”—the emotional lows that come with the massive hormonal changes taking place in your body during and after pregnancy, leaving you fatigued, miserable, weepy, and irritable. However, with the lows of new motherhood also come highs to balance out the sleepless nights, baby weight, fear, and sore breasts.
However, the symptoms of postpartum depression are more intense and impactful than the “baby blues,” occurring over a long period and often hindering your ability to care for your baby and yourself.
Any mom who'd like a little extra help after giving birth could benefit from a postpartum doula, but their services are especially good for first-time parents, parents expecting multiples, moms who had a complicated delivery, parents of colicky babies, or anyone who had a difficult previous experience.
A death doula is someone who makes him or herself available to assist a dying individual and, typically, also the family before, during and after a death occurs — often referred to as the pan-death "spectrum," "process" or "journey" — in order to provide physical, emotional, psychological and even spiritual support.
Tracking you and your baby’s health throughout your pregnancy is vital. During prenatal visits, we’ll conduct physical assessments, develop a birthing plan and post-delivery plan.
Having a baby should be a positive experience, so our main focus is to create a safe and comfortable environment for you to bring your baby into the world and begin bonding immediately.
Our job isn’t done once delivery is over. Your team will stay in close contact with you after your birth to provide any assistance you need for healthy development.
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Hello, my name is Dr. Reba Renee Perry-Ufele, a wife, & mother of two beautiful daughters ages 24 & 16.
Owner of Youth on the Rise Inc Daycare United Federation Teacher and Ph.D. in Philosophy.
I have a certification through The International Doula Institute an in-depth online course. I am a Licensed Nurse, Certified Birth Doula Certified, Postpartum Doula Certified Breastfeeding Counselor, Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Advanced Lactation Consultant & Perinatal Nutrition Educator.
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