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Doulas Grand Junction CO

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

Pregnancy Center the
(970) 241-7474
930 Main St
Grand Junction, CO
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Doula

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Mesa County Health Department- Family Planning Department
(970) 248-6906
510 29 1/2 RD
Grand Junction, CO
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Doula

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Riverside Pregnancy Center
(720) 855-0505
2637 W 23rd Ave
Denver, CO
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Doula

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Pregnancy Center of Montrose
(970) 249-4302
200 S 4th St
Montrose, CO
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Doula

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Julie White
(720) 209-6947
3317 E Fair Pl
Centennial, CO

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Strong Family Safe Kids
(970) 254-8240
422 White Ave Frnt
Grand Junction, CO
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Doula

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Salida Pregnancy Center
(719) 539-7436
1539 G St
Salida, CO
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Doula

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Kelly Downum, LD (DONA, CAPPA), HCHI, HCHD, BA
(970) 596-5735
Gunnison, CO
Payment
Accepted Payment Methods: Self Payment
Payment Assistance: Yes, Please Call, Payment Arrangements, Early-Pay Discounts, Sliding Scale, PayPal, Gift Certificates Available, Multi-class discounts
Average Fee: $250.00-$600.00
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: Birth Doula, HCHI (Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor), HCHD (Hypnobabies Certified Hypno-Doula), Professional Doula, Hypnobabies, ID (Independent Doula)
Memberships: Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), DONA International
Services Offered
Belly Casting, Childbirth Classes, Childbirth Education, Home Birth, Hospital-Supported Births, Labor Doula, Postpartum Care, Prenatal Care, Water Birth

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Milky Way Breast Pumps & More
(970) 378-4010
1801 16th St
Greeley, CO
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Doula, Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Family Center the
(970) 221-1615
309 Hickory St
Fort Collins, CO
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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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