The authors further propose that a delirium doula
could assist in creating an environment that is physically and chemically restraint-free or least restrictive, which could reduce morbidity and mortality while also supporting patient's families.
She knew what medications she was being given and what they would do to her, and she knew all those things because this time, she had a doula
Amy Levine, MSW, LMSW, LCSW, Director, Doula
to Accompany and Comfort Program, Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, 135 West 50th Street, New York, New York 10020 (e-mail: alevine@jbfcs.
a physical therapist who specializes in childbirth education, and Ancheta, a doula
, and childbirth educator, outline simple, non-invasive options to prevent or treat difficult labor.
I kept getting calls from people asking for my advice, and after doing plenty of market research I switched Bump Buddies from a Doula
service to a business that offered antenatal support.
When that same instructor suggested it would be worthwhile to engage a doula
to give support during labor and delivery (see "Why I'm Becoming a Doula
," page 19), we thought we'd be okay without one and didn't want to spend the money.
Since 1997, specially trained Hopkins nursing students have provided free doula
care--including education, prenatal visits, as well as massages and breathing exercises during labor--to poor women in the greater Baltimore area.
WHEN mum Rebecca Lee wanted a home birth for her third baby she decided to enlist a bit of help - from a doula
But she wanted someone there who had been through the experience, so Rebecca enlisted the help of a doula
Second time around, Clare booked the services of a doula
, a woman who offers practical and emotional support to a woman - and her partner - before, during and after childbirth.
is an experienced female professional who offers emotional support and encouragement throughout labour and birth.
The Family Walk-a-Thon was planned by The Whatcom County Doula