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Doulas Forest Lake MN

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

Lakes Life Care Center
(651) 464-4340
155 Lake St S
Forest Lake, MN
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Doula

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Outlook Family Planning
(651) 257-8802
11725 Stinson Ave
Chisago City, MN
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Doula, Osteopath (DO)

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Melanie Gray
(651) 328-7699
2465 119th Ct. NE, Unit E
Blaine, MN
Payment
Accepted Payment Methods: Self Payment
Payment Assistance: Payment Arrangements
Average Fee: 300
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: certifying-labor-doula
Memberships: DONA International
Services Offered
Childbirth Classes, Home Birth, Hospital-Supported Births, Water Birth

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Total Life Care Center Pregnancy Care & Counseling
(715) 755-2229
307 N Cascade St
Osceola, WI
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Doula

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Life Care Centers Women's Life Care Center
(651) 777-0350
2870 Middle St
Saint Paul, MN
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Doula

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Lakes Life-Care Center
(651) 464-4340
840 W Broadway Ave
Forest Lake, MN
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Doula

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Chisago County Life Care Center
(651) 257-2550
12815 N 1st Ave
Lindstrom, MN
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Doula

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Milk Moms
(763) 413-0129
15476 Yellow Pine St NW
Andover, MN
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Doula

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Church of Epiphany
(763) 755-1020
1900 111th Ave NW
Minneapolis, MN
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Doula

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Christian Life Ministries
(651) 649-3538
2756 Lake Shore Ave
Saint Paul, 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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