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Doulas Dubuque IA

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

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque
(563) 588-0558
1229 Mount Loretta Ave
Dubuque, IA
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Doula

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Hillcrest-Mercy Maternal Health Center
(563) 589-8595
250 Mercy Dr
Dubuque, IA
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Doula, Osteopath (DO)

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The Finley Hospital
(563) 582-1881
350 N Grandview Ave
Dubuque, IA
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Doula, Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO)

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Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa
(712) 262-1545
1900 Grand Ave Ste E9
Spencer, IA
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Doula

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Telefriend
(319) 887-1185
355 Iowa Ave
Iowa City, IA
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Doula

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The Pregnancy Center
(563) 556-5250
1725 Delhi St
Dubuque, 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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Char Perkins @ Journey2Birth
(563) 340-2241
1011 West 60th Street
Davenport, IA
Payment
Accepted Payment Methods: Self Payment
Payment Assistance: Yes, Please Call, Payment Arrangements
Average Fee: $600 for first time - $300 for clients
Practice Groups
solo doula practice/childbirth classes Genesis
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: CD (Certified Doula), CLD (Certified Labor Doula), RN (Registered Nurse), CBE (CBI) (Certified Childbirth Educator: Childbirth International), CD(DONA)
Memberships: DONA International, DONA; CAPPA, AMA, LLL, Lamaze International
Services Offered
Childbirth Classes, Hospital-Supported Births

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Gabriel's Corner
(712) 323-7756
131 N 16th St
Council Bluffs, 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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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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