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What Does a Doula in NJ Do?

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What Does a Doula in NJ Do?

Going through childbirth isn’t easy, and it may help to have someone with you through the experience. Along with their partner, many mothers giving birth often choose to have someone to assist them with techniques to ease the pain they are experiencing, and who can advocate for them during the birth. Many women who want a more natural childbirth may select a doula to support them throughout the process.

What Is a Doula?

A doula in NJ is a woman who assists mothers throughout their pregnancy, including the birth of their child. They have existed for centuries and provide support, answer questions, and are present at the time of birth to help their clients. They are trained in methods that reduce pain during childbirth, such as massage, breathing techniques, and different labor positions.

They may also provide support after the child is born by helping mothers learn how to properly breastfeed their babies, and help them—as well as other family members—bond with the baby. Even if a woman has to have a Caesarean section to deliver her baby, they will support their client through it. However, studies show that women who elect to have a doula by their side are 28 percent less likely to need a Caesarean section to give birth.

Difference Between a Doula and Midwife

A doula is different from having a midwife at your child’s birth. A midwife is a healthcare provider who can take the place of an obstetrician during your pregnancy and can deliver your baby. A doula is similar to a birth coach who can help you through childbirth by providing support to you and your partner. They can also advocate for you during the childbirth and they can support and care for mothers with postpartum depression.

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