Doula - Labor Coaching Services NO CHARGE
Making a Memory…
It is our goal and desire at Kaweah Delta Medical Center to provide you with not only a healthy baby but also a wonderful memory to last a lifetime. Doula Service is our name for our labor coach staff. Our KDMC Doulas is specially trained hospital staff who will assist during your labor and delivery. Our Doula staff is excited about being a part of your experience. We look forward to serving you.
Most common questions asked:
What if the patient already has a support person?
Most men want to take an active role in their partners' childbirth education and in the actual labor process, so this is encouraged. Most partners however, do NOT feel qualified to act as a labor authority. The doula is there to offer additional support and will adjust to the level of support required by the patient and partner. The doulas role is to form a team with the partner and the other professionals on staff to ensure a successful, healthy birth experience.
We have found that the birthing partner also needs the support, guidance and relief that a doula can provide. She is not there to replace the partner. They are trained to be sensitive to the patient and partner’s relationship throughout the labor process. The doula is there to enhance the overall experience.
The doula has knowledge and experience on how to help the partner accept the pain and discomfort that the patient is experiencing and how to support them both in the labor process.
Fathers often express relief when the doula provides continuous support. This support allows fathers to be much more relaxed, loving and emotionally available for the mother.
What is a birthing Doula?
A doula is a trained professional that believes in the birth process and a women's ability to birth. Doulas can help the patient work through and with the discomfort of labor, making the experience more meaningful and successful. She stays with the laboring mother and her partner ensuring that the focus is maintained on the laboring mother while utilizing the state of the art technology and services available at the Kaweah Delta Family Birth Center.
How do I request a Doula?
Doulas are available on an "on call basis". A doula can be requested anytime during the labor process. Simply tell your nurse you would like a doula.
What does it cost to request a Doula?
Services provided by a doula are included in the normal cost of your birthing experience at Kaweah Delta Family Birth Center. As we are committed to providing the highest level of service and care available, the doula services are considered to be an important part of this level of quality care and are available on a request basis.