Tuesday, August 16, 2011

August 29, 2011 Meet the Doulas: Speed Dating

August 29, 2011- Meet the Doulas: Speed Dating Style


MEET THE DOULAS: August 29, 20111, 7-9 PM; Panera’s Bread Garden, back couch area, Sycamore Mall, 1646 Sycamore St, Iowa City, IA

Agenda: 7PM brief introductions and speakers followed by doula speed dating. Meet members of the Iowa City Doulas: birth doulas, postpartum doulas, childbirth educators, licensed massage therapists.

Iowa City Doulas serve pregnant women in the Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty and surrounding area. We are a group of doulas committed to providing women in our community with prenatal, postpartum, labor and birth support.

So, what is a doula anyway? Doulas are women trained to provide non-medical support to a pregnant woman and her partner prenatally, during labor and birth, and in the immediate postpartum period. Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)? Epidural? Unmedicated? Planned c-section? No matter what kind of birth you are hoping to have, a doula works with a couple to define for themselves what constitutes a good birth and helps them prepare for this life-changing event, providing information on normal birth processes, hospital procedures, comfort measures, and relaxation techniques to help a couple make their child’s birth the best it can be. Postpartum doulas also work in the home, providing mothers with extra support for breastfeeding and newborn care.

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