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Doulas Chaska MN

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

Minnetonka Life Care Centers
(952) 470-9393
24000 Highway 7
Excelsior, MN
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Doula

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Search Jan Msw Pa
(952) 922-2888
6800 France Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
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Doula, Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Robbinsdale Women's Center
(763) 531-9554
3826 W Broadway Ave
Minneapolis, MN
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Doula

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Religious Coalition For Reproductive Choice Minnesota Affiliate
(612) 870-0974
122 W Franklin Ave Ste 303
Minneapolis, MN
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Doula

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Meadowbrook Womens Clinic
(612) 376-7708
825 S 8th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Doula, Osteopath (DO)

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Minnetonka Life Care Centers
(952) 938-4496
1615 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN
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Doula

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International Adoption Services Inc
(952) 893-1343
4940 Viking Dr
Minneapolis, MN
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Doula, Massage Practitioner

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Resource Center For Fathers and Families
(612) 874-1509
430 Oak Grove St
Minneapolis, MN
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Doula, Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Southside Life Care Center
(612) 823-0301
4105 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN
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Doula

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City Life Center
(612) 874-1808
2520 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN
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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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