UBBC's Guide to hiring a Black birth worker for your pregancy
During pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period, a doula is a trained professional who offers emotional, physical, and educational assistance to women and their families.
Prenatal care, childbirth education, labor assistance, postpartum care, breastfeeding support, and other services are all provided by midwives and doulas.
There are numerous advantages to using a midwife or doula, including better maternal and fetal outcomes, less need for medical interventions, higher satisfaction with the birthing process, and more.
It’s essential that you think about a midwife or doula’s credentials, experience, and philosophy of care before hiring them.
Take the time to meet with them as well to ensure that you are at ease with and confident in their capacity to support you.
It is wise to start your search for a doula or midwife early in your pregnancy, preferably in the first trimester.
You’ll have plenty of time to discover someone who will work well for you and your family if you do this.
Indeed, a lot of midwives and doulas are employed at hospitals and are able to offer assistance during labor and delivery.
A variety of variables, including as a midwife or doula’s credentials, experience, and location, might affect the cost of employing them.
When selecting a midwife or doula, it’s a good idea to go over pricing and payment alternatives with them.