Newsletter VII

What happens to your time in labor when you hire a doula?

© American Pregnancy Association

News 🗞️

Maternal Mortality Rates: Birth in Color RVA has been working with the Commonwealth officials to lower maternal mortality rates among black women.  Their goal is to fully eliminate this racial disparity in the maternal mortality rate by 2025.  Further educate yourselves on this movement here.

Reading 📚

Why hire a postpartum doula?: Proper care is imperative at every point in a woman’s pregnancy.  However, postpartum care is often overlooked.  This leads to postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders in some parents.  Read more from Pacific Northwest Surrogacy’s article here.

Events 🎟️

Maternity & Midwifery Hour: Mothers and caregivers tuned into the Northern Maternity & Midwifery Festival’s Facebook live on June 24th.  This provided up-to-date information on COVID-19 pregnancies.  Link.

Interesting 💡

What it really means to be a LC: Lactation Consultants can provide numerous services for pregnant mothers.  They endure intense training to become certified.  Learn more about the training and capabilities of LCs.  Link.

Social Post of the week 🎉

Representative Robin Kelly: Robin Kelly showed her support for a new bill that will benefit mothers.  She tweeted, “YES!! The Newly introduced ACA Enhancement Act includes my bill to incentivizes states to expand Medicaid for new moms to the entire postpartum period – a proven strategy to prevent unnecessary maternal deaths.”  Link.

Product Therapy 🛍️

Boppy Side Sleeper Pregnancy Pillow: Check out this pillow which is perfect for safe and comfortable side sleeping during your pregnancy.  It offers back and side support by providing double-sided stability.  Link.

Featured Caregiver 👩🏽‍⚕️

Doula Margie Levy: Margie Levy is a doula associated with B*E*S*T Doula Service in Los Angeles, CA.  She has been a certified doula through DONA International since 2002.  Read more about her goals as a caregiver.  Link.

Stats to know 📈

According to the American Pregnancy Association, doulas are said to decrease the length of labor by 25 percent.  Link.

Media 📸

The Homebirth Midwife: The Homebirth Midwife released their newest podcast, “What does a doula do… at a home birth?”  Learn about the role that a doula can play in ensuring the safety and success of a home birth.  Link.

Jobs 🗒️

Certified Nurse Midwife, Seneca Castle, NY.  Link.

Certified Nurse Midwife, Bloomsburg, PA.  Link.

Certified Nurse Midwife PD, Newport, RI.  Link.