What is a Doula?
A community-based doula is a person trained in childbirth that provides emotional, physical, and informational support to help women have a safe, memorable and empowering birthing experience.
What are the benefits for me?
you can improve infant health, strengthened family supports to ensure ongoing family success.
Those successes may include:
- Improved prenatal care
- Fewer pre-term births
- Increased birth weight
- Fewer C-section deliveries
- More positive birth experiences
- Improved parenting skills
- Increased mother-child interaction
- Increased breast feeding rates
How can I participate?
If you are eligible for the Early Head Start Program, pregnant or anticipating pregnancy, and live in Rock County, you are welcome to be part of our services.
Our doulas work with pregnant women and establish a relationship that gives the mother freedom to ask questions, and express their fears and concerns. Doulas answer questions or explain any developments that arise during pregnancy.
Doulas are not medical personnel but are knowledgeable in the aspect of labor and delivery. They help women get a better understanding of procedures and complications that may arise in late pregnancy or delivery.
For More Information:
Contact our Head Start Office.
1221 Henry Ave. Beloit WI 53511
800-774-7779 (toll free)