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Doulas Chelmsford MA

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

Lowell Community Health Center
(978) 934-0164
15 Warren St
Lowell, MA
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Doula

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Fertility Care Services At St Joseph Hospital
(603) 595-3947
5 Woodward Ave
Nashua, NH
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Doula

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Heartbeat
(781) 229-7887
113 Winn St
Burlington, MA
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Doula

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Morse & Rosenbaum Counseling & Consultation Assoc
(978) 443-0998
321 Boston Post Rd
Sudbury, MA
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Doula, Psychologist

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Planned Parenthood
(603) 434-1354
4 Birch St
Derry, NH
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Doula, Psychologist

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Young Parent Program Catholic Charities
(978) 459-2387
45 Merrimack St
Lowell, MA
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Doula

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Concepts Unlimited
(978) 263-1231
5 Granite Rd
Acton, MA
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Doula

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Kim Bradlee, MW, HBCE, LLLL
(978) 521-5270
30 Valleyview Farm Rd
Bradford (Haverhill), MA
Practice Groups
Alternative Birth Care
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: La Leche League, HBCE (HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator), Professional Doula, Certified HypnoFertility Specialist, Certified Hypnotist, Hypnobirthing Childbirth Educator, Birth Doula
Memberships: HypnoBirthing Institute-Mongan Method, La Leche League International (LLLI), Massachusetts Midwives Alliance (MMA)
Services Offered
Childbirth Classes, Home Birth, Hypnobirthing, Midwifery Services, Prenatal Care, Water Birth

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Kellogg Patrice Cnm
(978) 556-0100
2 Water St
Haverhill, MA
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Doula, Midwife, Personal Trainer, Physical Therapist

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Parents Helping Parents
(617) 926-5008
108 Water St Ste 2
Watertown, MA
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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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