Expecting their first child on the heels of saving their beloved cat Auggie from some pretty significant medical problems, Maggie and Pat may not have enough money to hire themselves a birth doula. I'd like to see us get together and support them by contributing to their birth doula fund.
What is a doula?
A doula is a trained birth attendant who provides physical, informational and emotional support to women and their partners during labor. Doulas provide a continuity of care, they support a couple's plans for labor, facilitate communication and provide lots of idea and suggestion for coping with labor. Doulas have been shown to have real, positive impacts on birth outcomes - they contribute to reduced cesarean rates, increased breastfeeding and improve women & their partner's experience during childbirth. It's been said by the doctors who did original research on doula care, "If a doula were a drug, it would be malpractice not to use it!"
Contributions to this fund will allow Maggie and Pat to hire a doula who meets their needs, who will support their experience as new parents.
Please help out!
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