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Doulas Anchorage AK

Doulas are provide non-medical support to women during labor, childbirth and the postpartum period. Read on to find local doulas in Anchorage and gain access to pregnancy massage, pregnancy emotional encouragement, childbirth education, breastfeeding supports, newborn care assistance, housekeeping, as well as advice and content on infant soothing skills.

Birthright
(907) 276-3645
3721 E 20th Ave
Anchorage, AK
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Doula

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Newirth David M Nd
(907) 349-3054
1108 E Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK
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Doula, Health Spa, Midwife

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Alaska Regional Hospital
(907) 264-1880
2801 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK
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Doula

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Denise Hibben, Birth and Postpartum Doula
(907) 310-9799
14021 Specking Ave
Anchorage, AK
Payment
Accepted Payment Methods: Self Payment
Payment Assistance: Payment Arrangements
Average Fee: 750
Practice Groups
Peaceful Beginnings Doula Services
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: PD (Postpartum Doula), Birth Doula
Services Offered
Belly Casting, Home Birth, Hospital-Supported Births, Labor Doula, Postpartum Doula

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Birthright
(907) 276-3645
3721 E 20th Ave
Anchorage, AK
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Doula

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Aurora Birth Services
(907) 333-2229
1219 I St
Anchorage, AK
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Doula

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Birth Alaska - Cindy Earley-Steinke
(907) 344-6210
6431 Norm Dr.
Anchorage, AK
Payment
Accepted Payment Methods: Self Payment
Payment Assistance: Payment Arrangements
Certifications & Memberships
Memberships: Alaska Birth Network, Birth Network
Services Offered
Childbirth Classes, Childbirth Education, Labor Doula

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Geneva Woods Surgical Center
(907) 562-4764
3730 Rhone Cir Bsmt
Anchorage, AK
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Doula

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Planned Parenthood
(907) 747-3883
514 Lake St
Sitka, AK
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Doula

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Planned Parenthood
(907) 262-2622
130 E Redoubt Ave
Soldotna, AK
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Doula

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The Difference Between A Midwife And A Doula

The Difference Between A Midwife And A Doula

When it comes to choosing a midwife or doula for your baby's birth, it can get a little confusing. Are a midwife and doula the same thing? Can a doula deliver your baby? Will a midwife administer drugs for pain management?

A midwife can deliver your baby, but she also provides you with emotional support during the delivery. She will help keep you calm and comfortable while you're in labor. However, her role is more clinical than emotional, so she will continuously take your vital signs and make sure that you are dilating normally for delivery. If at any time she feels that you need additional care, she will call a backup doctor and you will go to the hospital to deliver.

If all goes normally, she will delivery your baby and monitor his or her health immediately following birth. Sometimes, women find that a midwife may be very focused on catching the baby as it is born, and may not be able to devote as much emotional care to the mother. Every delivery is different, and some women feel that a midwife was able to give them more attention than they would have received from a physician.

A midwife can't give you pain management drugs, although he or she may have herbal remedies that might be effective against pain. A nursing midwife has a degree in nursing and training in midwifery, while a traditional midwife has received her training in midwifery, but does not have a degree in nursing.

A doula, on the other hand, is focused solely on your emotional and physical comfort during the delivery. A doula can't deliver your baby, so he or she is used in a hospital, birthing center or home birth with a physician or midwife. The doula does not assess the woman's health, or decide when she should go to the hospital or call the midwife. A doula will guide you through breathing techniques to help you relax, as well as make you comfortable with...

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