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Looking for a Childbirth Education Class?
We are proud to offer Hypnobabies® Childbirth classes and Thoughtful Childbirth classes. Choose the one that fits your goals! Sessions beginning in October 2017 and January 2018. Also, keep up with the information that is posted on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/DoulasofCentralPennsylvania
Looking for a Doula?
Meet the Doulas! Meet your doula at our free info session about doulas. Get your questions answered and learn easy comfort techniques that will save your back in the third trimester! We meet every few months at Schlow Library's community room. The next date is Monday, October 2, 2017, from 6:30-7:30pm.
Why use a birth doula?
Having a doula present at your birth has been clinically shown to:
Doulas are also associated with:
Why do I need a doula if I have a partner?
Doulas are for Dads! For all couples, regardless of whether they have birthed before, there is tremendous benefit to hiring a doula. Doulas can create space for the woman’s partner to participate at her/his comfort level, reducing anxiety. Because doulas understand the normal processes of birth, they can reassure partners who may be perplexed by unusual birth behaviors. In addition, even prepared partners may be surprised at the intense work of assisting a laboring woman. A doula can “spell’ the partner when (s)he becomes tired, thus ensuring the mother has continuous support.
Studies show that partners participate more actively during labor when a doula is present. Rather than replacing a loving partner, a doula encourages the partner and enhances her/his ability to provide comfort.