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Doulas Mesa AZ

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

Baby Mother & More
(480) 890-1870
1235 S Gilbert Rd
Mesa, AZ
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Doula

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Childbirth Education Center-Lamaze Method
(480) 964-0979
228 W Main St
Mesa, AZ
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Doula

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Megan Cherry Gibson
(480) 686-1452
Gilbert, AZ

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Lds Family Services
(480) 968-2995
235 S El Dorado Cir
Mesa, AZ
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Doula

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Just Juvenile
(480) 998-9949
10401 E Mcdowell Rd
Scottsdale, AZ
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Doula

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Ameripsych
(480) 649-6051
1616 E Main St
Mesa, AZ
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Doula, Massage Practitioner

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Taylor Your Birth
(480) 639-5117
222 N Westwood
Mesa, AZ
Payment
Accepted Payment Methods: Self Payment
Payment Assistance: Payment Arrangements, Paypal, Over the Phone, via mail., Credit Cards
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: CD (CBI) (Certifed Doula: Childbirth International), CPD (Certfied Postpartum Doula), La Leche League, CBrE (Certified Brio Birth Educator), CLD (CBI)
Memberships: Brio Birth (CBrE), Childbirth International, Kansas Midwives Association (KMA), La Leche League International (LLLI)
Services Offered
BrioBirth Classes, Childbirth Classes, Childbirth Education, General Wellness, Hospital-Supported Births, Labor Doula, Lactation Consulting, Postpartum Doula

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Jennifer A Larson
(480) 277-7775
Gilbert, AZ

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Peaceful Birth Services
(480) 399-8007
1417 w. Impala Ave.
Mesa, AZ
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: CBrE (Certified Brio Birth Educator)
Memberships: Brio Birth (CBrE)
Services Offered
Belly Casting, BrioBirth Classes, Childbirth Classes, Labor Doula, Placenta Encapsulation

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Aid To Women Center
(480) 966-1902
2039 S Mill Ave
Tempe, AZ
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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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