What is a doula?

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Find out the role that Labor Assistants (doulas) play during the perinatal period. Doulas help reduce the request for pain medication, and women have shorter births with fewer complications when a doula is present. Mothers report feeling more secure and cared for, and are more successful at breastfeeding when they have the support of a doula. If you're pregnant, or interested in becoming a doula, tune in and learn from my guest doulas. For this episode I'll be joined by Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka of www.mydewdate.com and Patricia Thomas of www.inaraspassage.com. Visit their sites before the show, and join in via chat or using the hashtag #PerinatalPeriod on Twitter to ask them questions about the importance of hiring a doula.

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