What is a DOULA? How do you find the perfect doula for your family?

*Doula: A woman who is trained to provide physical & emotional support to a woman before, during and after childbirth. Doulas are for the medical team—they are the facilitators; Dad is the protector. A doula facilitates communication between you, your partner and your clinical care provider. Doulas provide emotional support, physical comfort measures and an objective viewpoint. Doulas also help you get the information you need to make informed decisions.

*Interview many doulas before deciding! Seasoned doula’s say the CONNECTION is the most important-even more so than a doula’s experience. You can find lots of sample interview questions online.

#worlddoulaweek Read the new statement from ACOG: http://www.wellbornbaby.com/blogs/news/13158193-new-statement-from-acog-supports-doulas Learn more at RedBlossomwellness.com , http://www.redblossomwellness.com/doula---a-closer-look.html