Davis Doulas

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Doulas provide emotional, physical, and informational support to women in late pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. The word "Doula" comes from the Ancient Greek word for "Woman who Serves."

Birth Doulas are trained specifically to prepare women for childbirth and assist at the birth itself in a non-medical role, whereas Postpartum Doulas are trained to provide support to the mother and infant(s) in the weeks and sometimes months following the birth.

There are many Birth and Postpartum Doulas offering their services in the Davis area. As expectant parents you should contact a few different local doulas and arrange for an interview. The initial interview should be free but it is always good to clarify that ahead of time. It is important that you choose the doula that is best for you and for your family. Trust your instincts and don't be afraid to ask lots of questions. For a few tips on how to choose a doula check out the article "[WWW]How to Choose a Doula". Many doulas can only by found by word-of-mouth. If you are having trouble finding a doula you connect with, ask around—someone you know has the number for a local doula they love.

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