Birthing Center FAQs

Answering Your Questions

 

Does a doula replace nursing staff?

Never.  A doula is not a medical provider or technician. As such, she should never provide any medical exams. A doula can enhance the care of the nursing staff by providing mother with information, continuous physical support, and a familiar face when the staff needs to change shifts or provide assistance to other patients.

Do you offer postpartum support at the hospital?

Yes. I remain with the birthing mother for an hour after delivery. During this time I can assist with initial breastfeeding, taking  photos with clients phone/camera, grabbing snacks for mom and partner from the café, etc.

How do you deal with complications at birth?

I ensure that both the mother and partner understand the circumstance and their options. If they do not, I make sure to find a staff member to answer any questions or concerns they may have. I stay and hold space for the mother and partner in what ever capacity that is required in that moment.

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