“Doula’s provide cost reductions because they are responsible for a 20-21% potential reduction in c-section rates. They foster an open and supportive labor environment that works to avoid intervention and the costs related to those interventions. They found there were significant savings in New York specifically, a state with high birth rates and high numbers of people with Medicaid”….(click link to read on everymothercounts.org)
Very interesting blog. A very unexpected position on home birth by a birth doula after her own personal childbirth experience. I’m sure this will be hotly debated on her site but it’s a brave and thoughtful stance..
Part 2 of a great blog on doulas from a dad’s perspective. Click to read!
Read Part 1 here:
“The path to birth work is never a straight one. Sometimes, a doula is born in one moment; perhaps in the moment her own child is born or in a moment of witnessing another woman cross the threshold of motherhood.” (click to read this beautiful blog on doula-ing @ thisholywork.com)
In Italian, the literal translation of “to give birth”— “Dare alla luce”— is: “to give to the light”. A beautiful, mellifluous phrase to describe the beauty and wonder of childbirth.
I’m Katharine Deeb and I’m a DONA trained birth doula in L.A. I am the mother of two sons, and I delivered both naturally thanks to the help of amazing caregivers. I chose to become a birth doula based on my love of babies and women and the miracle of the birthing process.