Labor Doula Support
Welcoming a new baby is an exciting, and sometimes overwhelming time in your lives. Mammissi Birth Services understands this, and is here to help as you navigate the options and figure out what works best for your family.
Virtual Doula Support
This service is designed exclusively for families who are choosing not to hire a professional doula for their birth (in-person), but who still want to benefit from some of the guidance and advice that our skilled and experienced team can offer them.
Postpartum Doula Support
Mammissi Birth Services doula’s help you learn to navigate life with a new baby, normalize the overwhelming experiences, help you recognize when and how to reach out for extra support, and help you tame the chaos and clutter that newborns can sometimes bring along. We do it all while providing compassionate, supportive care for your entire family, all the while building your confidence in your new role as a parent.
Doulas Are For Dads, Too | Doula Diaries
As Doulas, our mission is to educate, empower, and encourage every parent.
We support each parent through
their pregnancy, birth, the fourth trimester and beyond.
We currently service all of New Jersey,
New York City, and Eastern Pennsylvania.
What is a Doula anyway?!
A Doula is a trained professional who provides emotional support, physical comfort and informational assistance to a pregnant person and her partner before during and just after childbirth. A Doula is not a medical professional and does not perform medical procedures, but they can provide comfort measures like massage, counter pressure, position suggestions and continuous reassurance. The presence of a Doula has actually been shown to reduce the need for medical intervention and cesarean section.
Doulas support the pregnant person and her partner. Fathers/partners experience the birth as an emotional journey of their own and may find it hard to be objective in such a situation, and a Doula facilitates the family process. Studies have shown that fathers/partners usually participate more actively during labor with the presence of a Doula than without one. A responsible Doula supports and encourages the father/partner she does not replace them.
In busy city hospitals and birthing centers where nurses change shifts and doctors and midwives must attend to multiple patients at the same time, the continuous presence of a Doula can be of great comfort to a laboring woman and her partner. A Doula does not speak for them but can facilitate communication between the couple and their caregivers. A Doula can also be a resource for information on the physiology of labor and explanation of medical procedures and interventions.
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