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 19, '02Occupation: R.N. Specialty: 27 year(s) of experience in cardiac, diabetes, OB/GYN ; Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 1,947; Likes: 418Ditto...
Sep 25, '02Occupation: WIC Worker and Breastfeeding Advocate! Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 5Another 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 (Or outdated, old wives tales from their mothers and grandmothers!)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