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Doulas Macon GA

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

Jennifer R Pinholster, LPN CLD CCCE LMT LE
(478) 960-6365
2999 Audubon Drive
Macon, GA
Practice Groups
The Birth Haven
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: CLD (Certified Labor Doula), CCCE (CAPPA-Certified Childbirth Educator), LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist), LPN(Licensed Practical Nurse), CLE(Certified Lactation Educator), CFMS(Certified Fertility Massage Specialist)
Memberships: Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA)
Services Offered
Childbirth Classes, Family Planning, Lactation Consulting, Massage, Parenting Classes, Prenatal Care

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Georgia Agape
(478) 741-9007
1190 Bass Rd
Macon, GA
Industry
Doula

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Pregnancy Care Center
(912) 826-1133
594 S Columbia Ave
Rincon, GA
Industry
Doula, Osteopath (DO)

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Save A Life Care Center
(478) 755-1343
112 Pierce Ave
Macon, GA
Industry
Doula

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Mother Nature's Belly Pregnancy & Lactation Center, Inc
(404) 789-9630
Lawrenceville, GA
Payment
Payment Assistance: Yes, Please Call, Teen, single, and low-income moms
Average Fee: FREE (Donations Accepted)
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: CD (Certified Doula), CPD (Certfied Postpartum Doula), CBE (Certified Breastfeeding Educator), CCE (Certified Childbirth Educator), PES (Placenta Encapsulation Specialist), LPN(Licensed Practical Nurse), DEM (Direct Entry Midwife)
Memberships: Georgia Birth Network, International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC), Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)
Services Offered
Childbirth Classes, Home Birth, Lactation Consulting, Massage, Midwifery Services, Parenting Classes, Placenta Encapsulation, Postpartum Care, Pre-Conception Care, Prenatal Care

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Save A Life Care Center
(478) 755-1343
112 Pierce Ave
Macon, GA
Industry
Doula

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The Pregnancy Resource
(478) 225-2241
306 N Davis Dr
Warner Robins, GA
Industry
Doula

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Raybon Ob-Gyn
(706) 782-6545
790 N Main St
Clayton, GA
Industry
Doula, Midwife

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Floyd Center For Women's Health
(706) 509-6548
304 Shorter Ave NW
Rome, GA
Industry
Doula, Massage Practitioner, Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist, Yoga Instructor

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Planned Parenthood
(404) 688-9300
75 Piedmont Ave NE Ste 75
Atlanta, GA
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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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