If you are considering having a doula present at your labor and birthing process but are still gathering information, please have a look at Boston birth expert Ananda Lowe's recently published book. It covers these topics and more!
Doulas as a form of pain relief
Doulas and the prevention of prematurity
Information for mothers and their loved ones in all family structures (married, single, partnered, heterosexual, lesbian, and mothers whose baby will be adopted by another family)
New ways to push out a baby
Can doulas prevent all interventions?
Back labor: the good news
Using belly dance for birth
How to use a "walking" epidural
Doulas as leaders in health care reform
When should you really go to the hospital in labor?
Labor is not about dilation
12 alternatives to a vaginal exam
What is fetal distress? A guide to the baby's heart rate
Laboring with disabilities or chronic illness
Eating normally in labor
How to sleep in labor
How to "prepare" for unplanned epidurals and cesareans
When healing from unplanned interventions is needed
How to have an empowering birth of twins
Paying for your doula using a baby gift registry
How to ask your heath insurance to pay for your doula
Fees for doula services start at standard rates, but are evaluated on a needs by needs basis. Free birth doula services as well as postpartum consultations are available to low-income, teen, and single moms who plan to give birth within thirty miles of my home. www.MothersMoon.com