Doula Labor Coaching Services in Visalia
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 are
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.
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
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.
Who is a birthing Doula?
The doula is NOT someone who takes charge of the labor process. She is
in fact, a "coach" in the true sense of the word. She coaches
the women through the labor process, offering valuable suggestions, comfort
and encouragement to the patient, partner and family.
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.
You're Happy, We're Happy
We want you to know that patient satisfaction is a high priority for us.
We hope to make your stay pleasant and memorable. You may receive a questionnaire
after you leave asking how we did during your stay. If you could not give
us the highest rating for your treatment and care, please let us know
before you leave. You can ask to speak with the Lead nurse or the Nurse
Manager. Thank you for choosing Kaweah Delta's Family Birth Center
for the birth of your baby!