Medicaid and Doulas: New York Coalition for Doula Access (everymothercounts.org)

http://everymothercounts.org/blog/201310/medicaid-and-doulas-new-york-coalition-doula-access

“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)

dare alla luce: Italian verb:(transitive) To give birth to.

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.

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