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Birth Doulas

Giving birth to a baby is so much more than a physical experience. It is a key life event full of emotion and meaning.  Doulas understand this and help to enhance your experience while improving outcomes.  A birth doula works with mom and partner to carry out your birth plan and facilitate communication with your care provider.  A doula will be a continuous presence offering physical comfort measures, emotional support, and information to aid in making informed decisions. Our goal is to create a culture of care for women in the greater Chattanooga area and to increase awareness of the doula profession.

Rebekah Bissell
Danielle Guess
Trained Birth Doula
Amy Poarch 



 Birth Services include:

  • Two prenatal meetings

  • Birth Plan consultation

  • Prenatal and postpartum informational support

  • Labor support at home and/or the hospital

  • Breastfeeding Support

  • One postpartum visit

Doulas Improve Outcomes!

** shorter labors with less need for Pitocin or forceps/vacuum   

**less likely to request pain medication or epidurals

** a 28% decrease in the risk of     C-section   

**Babies have better Apgar scores and less need for special care after birth

** greater satisfaction with the birth experience and greater success in breastfeeding

JoAnna Massey
Certified Birth Doula
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