What is a doula and how do I choose one?
According to the DONA International website, a doula is “a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.”
A doula can be an invaluable resource and support system during the birthing process. If you choose to use a doula during your birthing journey, here are some tips in helping you find the best fit.
A doula is a great addition to your healthcare team during your pregnancy. A pelvic floor physical therapist is a vital aspect to your care during and after your pregnancy as well. Pelvic floor physical therapists can help with pelvic pain and dysfunction, as well as provide treatments and exercises to optimize your birth. Contact us to schedule your appointment with one of our experienced pelvic floor physical therapists.
Written by Dr. Andrea Barberio, PT, DPT
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