If I have a midwife, do I really need a doula?
Here is a sampling of what doulas can do to help you during labor and birth:
Doulas can help a partner remember how to physically support mama.
Doulas can provide comfort items at just the right moment (cool cloths, sips of water, bites of food, etc).
Doulas know just the right spot to hold and massage and press.
Doulas can take photographs.
Doulas can give a partner a few minutes to eat or rest.
Doulas can snuggle older siblings who are present at birth.
Doulas can draw a bath, for sweet relief during or after birth.
Doulas can do many, many wonderful things.
To find out more, here are our favorite birth doulas serving families in SE Minnesota:
Sixth Day Doula Care
KatieAnn McKey 507-990-9892, firstname.lastname@example.org
For an extensive list of doulas serving in the Twin Cities Metro, look at The Childbirth Collective!