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Doulas Cedar Rapids IA

Doulas are provide non-medical support to women during labor, childbirth and the postpartum period. Read on to find local doulas in Cedar Rapids 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.

Healthcare of Iowa Inc
(319) 362-3149
4080 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
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Doula

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Planned Parenthood of East Central Iowa
(319) 363-8572
3425 1st Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
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Doula

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Family Directions of Ia
(515) 255-9490
1211 Vine St
West Des Moines, IA
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Doula

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Planned Parenthood of East Central Iowa
(319) 465-2999
321 S Main St
Monticello, IA
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Doula

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Nest of Des Moines County the
(319) 753-3150
214 N 4th St
Burlington, IA
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Doula

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Hillcrest Family Services
(319) 362-3149
4080 1st Ave NE Ste 102A
Cedar Rapids, IA
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Doula, Mental Health Professional

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Nutrition Etc
(712) 225-2766
119 S 4th St
Cherokee, IA
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Doula

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Stork's Nest of Louisa County
(319) 527-6378
317 Van Buren St
Wapello, IA
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Doula

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Birthright of Oskaloosa Incorporated
(641) 673-9722
106 1/2 1st Ave E
Oskaloosa, IA
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Doula

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Clarity Clinic
(563) 556-5250
2100 Asbury Rd
Dubuque, IA
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Doula, Midwife, Osteopath (DO), Psychologist

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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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