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The Beauty of Pregnancy
Maine Association of Independent Doulas

When a couple goes through labor for the first time, they may have an unrealistic perception of what ordinarily happens during birth. The helpful hand that the professional labor assistant gives is in no way a substitute for the quality medical care given by the hospital staff and the couples’ personal care attendant.

new mom and baby

The doula compliments the care and interfaces with all active participants. Doulas help bridge these gaps and provide the continuity of support that is often an important element during this intense time. The doula also has the good fortune of building a relationship with the couple long before the “birth-day”. She is responsible only for her clients and meeting their emotional and physical needs.