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Becoming a Doula

With Rebecca Overson

Becoming a doula is the first step in providing an amazing birth experience for a mother. When you are trained as a doula, you gain a lot of knowledge about labor, birth, and delivery. If you are wanting to help your clients recover from birth, you are going to need to fully understand exactly what goes on during it. A doula provides emotional, physical, and educational support to a mother before, during, and after childbirth.  To know the best ways to care for the mother, you need to understand the major details of what went on during her birth. Did she have a c- section or vaginal birth? Did she have a natural or medicated birth? Did she have a forceps delivery or a vacuum extraction? Taking note of these details will ensure the mother is receiving the proper care. A postpartum doula provides non-medical support in the days and weeks following birth. This includes breastfeeding support, a certification in infant care, understanding how to relieve pelvic pain, and being there to listen and make the mother feel heard. Birth is a major event that calls for the extra care of a prenatal massage specialist. Educating yourself on additional areas will allow you to go above and beyond for your clients. 

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