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Juneau Community Doula Network
 

 
Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Support for Southeast Alaskan Families

Our Mission:

The Juneau Community Doula Network is a group of professionaly trained doulas who work together to increase awareness of and access to professional labor support in and around Juneau, Alaska. We abide by the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics as outlined by DONA (Doulas of North America) International. Our mission is to support women and their families with evidence-based information, education, physical and emotional support during pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood.

~Mothering the Mother~




Using A Doula REDUCES:

Rate of Cesarean section 

Pitocin usage

Forceps usage

Length of labor

Requests for epidurals

Use of medical interventions

Postpartum depression

Breastfeeding problems

Postpartum complications

Costs for mothers and hospitals

The use of a doula greatly increases satisfaction with the birth experience!

  • A doula is a non-medical birth professional who provides physical, emotional, and informational support to birthing families

  • Using their training, warm hearts and skilled hands, doulas comfort and care for mothers, fathers, partners and babies

  • Doulas support families prenatally, during labor and in the postpartum period

  • Doulas understand the natural process of birth and help families make birth the most positive experience possible for the entire family

  • A birth doula gets to know a woman and her partner before labor, joins them when labor begins and stays with them throughout the entire birth process.

  • Doulas help each woman and her partner with their unique laboring and postpartum needs

  • Doulas can also connect families with community resources, support and encourage breastfeeding, help with parenting strategies and ease the transition of welcoming a new person to the family