Doula Services

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    Taxonomy Code: LJ-5000.1900

    Programs that offer the services of doulas, women experienced in childbirth who are specially trained to provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support for pregnant women before, during and just after labor and childbirth. The doula helps in the development of a birth plan; provides an objective view of the progress of labor; helps the woman make adjustments if unexpected demands or complications arise; guides her in breathing techniques, positioning, massage and use of the bath, shower, birth ball, hot and cold packs and other comfort measures; communicates with her birth partner; and makes one or more postpartum visits to the family's home following birth to offer guidance and support during the early weeks of parenting. "Doula" is a Greek word for "women helping women".

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    LAMAZE INTERNATIONALProvides information and referral for expectant parents and refers callers to Lamaze Certified Educators (LCCEs). Provides Childbirth Preparation Classes, Early Pregnancy Education, Breastfeeding Education and Lactation Consultation, Newborn Baby Care, Assisting at Births as a Doula/Birth Assistant, Infant and Toddler CPR and First Aid, Infant Massage and New Mother's Groups. Call for additional information.LAMAZE INTERNATIONALLAMAZE INTERNATIONAL

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