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FREE Doula Information Night

September 23, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free
PART I: WHAT IS A DOULA? DO I NEED A DOULA?  |  6:00-7:00PM

Join other new and expectant parents for a night of FREE education on what a doula is, what a doula does, and how a doulaʼs presence can benefit your birth and help you adjust to life at home with your little one!

PART II: MEET THE DOULAS  |  7:00-8:00PM

Doulas from in the Greater Boston Area will be on hand to answer your questions, offer personalized referrals, and represent some of the wonderful variety of personalities, ages, backgrounds, and skills you can find in a birth or postpartum doula. Expectant parents will have time to meet individual doulas and conduct brief interviews with them.

We will answer many common questions birth and postpartum doula services, such as:

  • What does a doula do?
  • What do services usually entail?
  • Why would I want to hire a doula?
  • How would a doula work with my partner?
  • How would I go about finding the right doula?

Studies* have shown many benefits of working with a doula, including:

  • Shorter labors
  • Fewer requests for epidurals
  • Less frequent use of forceps or vacuum
  • Increased confidence in birth partners
  • Fewer cesareans [OR Lower cesarean rate]
  • Increased success with breastfeeding
  • More time to bond with your baby
  • An easier transition into parenthood
COST: FREE 

Details

Date:
September 23, 2014
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://mymamaandme.com/doula

Organizer

Cate Johannessen
Phone:
6174773432
Email:
cate.johannessen@gmail.com
Website:
http://mymamaandme.com/

Other

Organizer status (we charge $5 for for-profit listings)
For profit

Venue

Mama & Me
284 Amory St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States

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