Doula Birthing Services

Meeker Memorial Hospital does not provide doula Services for patients.  However, patients are welcome to hire their own doula.  If you are looking for a doula , please contact us at 320-693-4500.

What is a doula?

A doula is a trained professional who provides emotional, physical, and informational support to individuals and families during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. A doula is not a medical professional and does not perform clinical tasks, but rather serves as a support person who helps to create a positive and empowering experience.

What does a doula do?

A doula’s role is to support you in a variety of ways, depending on your individual needs and preferences.

Doula services may include:

Emotional support: A doula is there to listen to your concerns and provide emotional support throughout your pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.

Offer physical support: A doula can provide physical comfort measures, such as massage, breathing techniques, and positioning, to help you manage pain and discomfort during labor and delivery.

Provide information and education: A doula can help you understand your options and make informed decisions about your care, and can provide educational resources to help you prepare for childbirth and parenthood.

Advocate for your needs and preferences: A doula can help you communicate with your care provider and advocate for your needs and preferences during labor and delivery.

Support your partner or other family members: A doula can also provide support to your partner or other family members, helping them to understand their role and feel more confident in their ability to support you.

Why choose a doula?

Studies have shown that having a doula present during labor and delivery can result in shorter labor, fewer medical interventions, and a more positive birth experience. A doula can help you feel more confident and empowered throughout your pregnancy and birth, and can provide valuable support during the postpartum period as well.