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Doulas Salem OR

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

Lori Swain CD(DONA), CBRE - Childbirth Education and Labor Support
(503) 302-1894
Salem, OR
Payment
Payment Assistance: PayPal
Average Fee: $550 for doula services - $250 for classes
Languages Other than English
Espanol
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: CD(DONA)
Memberships: La Leche League International (LLLI)
Services Offered
Belly Casting, BrioBirth Classes, Childbirth Classes, Childbirth Education, Home Birth, Hospital-Supported Births, Labor Doula, Water Birth

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Father Taaffe Foundation Inc the
(503) 393-2843
945 Columbia St NE
Salem, OR
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Doula

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Salem Pregnancy Resource Center
(503) 364-2464
2630 Market St NE
Salem, OR
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Doula

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Oregon Right to Life
(503) 463-8563
4335 River Rd N Ste E
Keizer, OR
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Doula

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Planned Parenthood
(503) 363-8732
3825 Wolverine St NE
Salem, OR
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Doula

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Youth Care Services
(503) 390-4854
3737 Portland Rd NE
Salem, OR
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Doula

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Michael the Archangel
(503) 581-2229
1725 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR
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Doula

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St Teresa Home for Young Mothers
(503) 391-9349
1245 Madrona Ave S
Salem, OR
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Doula

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Nehemiah's Ranch For Youth
(503) 315-0772
7625 Sunnyside Rd SE
Salem, OR
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Doula, Mental Health Professional

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Pregnancy Care Center
(971) 983-2673
967 N Cascade Dr
Woodburn, OR
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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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