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Doulas Longmont CO

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

Sonja St. John
(720) 684-6306
248 Mill Village Blvd.
Longmont, CO
Company
HypnoBirthing of Colorado
Industry
Hypnotherapist, Doula, Reiki Master
Professional Affiliations
National Guild of Hypnotists

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Life Choices Pregnancy Center
(303) 651-2050
20 Mountain View Ave
Longmont, CO
Industry
Doula

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Parenting Place
(303) 449-0177
1235 Pine St
Boulder, CO
Industry
Doula

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Loving Homes Adoption Services
(719) 545-6181
125 S Union Ave
Pueblo, CO
Industry
Doula

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Choosing Life Center
(303) 321-6563
7251 E 49TH AVE
Commerce City, CO
Industry
Doula

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Earth Smart Diaper Service
(303) 776-3955
500 E Rogers Rd
Longmont, CO
Industry
Doula

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Moore Elizabeth
(303) 444-5274
3079 11th St
Boulder, CO
Industry
Doula, Midwife

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Ruscio Theresa Lcsw
(303) 464-8105
9035 Wadsworth Pkwy
Broomfield, CO
Industry
Doula, Osteopath (DO), Psychologist

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

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Open Arms Pregnancy Center
(720) 685-3227
1255 Bush St
Brighton, CO
Industry
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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