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Expectant moms can apply to be a part of the Birth Equity Project. You will be paired with a doula, offered supplemental trainings, and provided with wrap-around services.
Doulas are non-medical birth coaches who assist women during the prenatal, labor & delivery, and postpartum stages. They provide continuous emotional, physical, and informational support throughout each stage, and can serve as an advocate and educator for pregnant women. Doulas are dedicated to ensuring each mother has a healthy, positive, and satisfying birthing experience.
For more information, contact:
(716) 835-9358 ext. 102
Benefits of a Doula:
35% fewer negative birth experiences
Less use of pain medications
Lower preterm birth rates
39% fewer cesareans (c-sections)
Higher APGAR (Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity, Respiration) Scores
Greater likelihood of shorter labor time
Increased rates of breastfeeding
In this interview, Erie Niagara AHEC's Executive Director, Danise Wilson, discusses the need and benefits of using a doula.
DOULA interview with DaniseWBLK - Yasmin Young
00:00 / 03:42
Erie Niagara Area Health Education Center
For more information, please contact us!
Address: 77 Goodell St, Suite 460, Buffalo, NY 14203
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