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Birth Assistants/Doulas

Doula is a greek word referring to an experienced woman who helps other women. A Doula assists at labour and childbirth by acting as an advocate for the birthing woman when interacting with other health professionals on the birth team. She ensures that the mother and the family understand the benefits, risks, and alternatives for all tests and procedures. Their goal is to avoid unnecessary interventions, medication, or Caesarian birth.

For further information
Doula Services Association British Columbia
T (604) 515-5588
http://www.bcdoulas.org

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