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Currently our Doula Services are at Methodist Hospital of Sacramento and Woodland Memorial Hospital Family Birth Center.
A labor doula is a trained professional who provides physical, emotional, and informational support to a mother before, during, and immediately after giving birth. A postpartum doula provides support in the weeks after the birth. Other names for doula include labor assistant, labor support professional, and labor companion.
Whether you’re hoping for some help during childbirth or you just want someone to offer advice and answer questions, a doula can help.
At our Family Birth Centers, Dignity Health can provide an expert doula in Sacramento or a surrounding area. Find a Doctor or doula today to help you find the right fit for your birthing experience and growing family.
You may consider hiring a doula to:
Some studies show that, overall, labor doulas foster a more positive birthing experience, reduce labor time, and reduce the need for pain medication and C-section delivery.
During the birth process, a labor doula at Dignity Health may:
A postpartum doula acts as a companion to a new mother in the weeks after delivery. She may provide education about caring for a newborn, physical support by cleaning or cooking, and emotional support to help cope with or prevent mood disorders, including postpartum depression.
If you are interested in having a doula for your labor and delivery at a Family Birth Center, it’s a good idea to meet with one or more doulas to know what to expect. We recommend asking questions to find a good fit for what you want in a birth experience. Start with these questions.
Your entire birth team at Dignity Health is committed to you having a safe and positive birth experience. Ask us about our doula program today.