Ok, she's all delivered, I'm home... - page 2
and what a night!! You know what's really funny? I was right.. as soon as I said I was the doula, they all just seemed to want to roll their eyes. Three nurses tonight, and as the father pointed... Read More
Sep 25, '02Another idea to find families that need the extra support is to ask your local Public Health Dept. Mine has a Maternal-Child-Health program where a PHN "checks on" high risk clients throughout their pregnancy. I know a lot of these clients could benefit from the assistance of a doula. Many WIC and/or PHN clients are high risk, single moms, with little to no support. (Or outdated, old wives tales from their mothers and grandmothers!)
There has been research showing that involvement with a doula dramatically improves clients initiating and maintaining breastfeading.
So, good for you!:kiss