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Contact jeff@visitivitymedia.com if you need any support around your listing.

About Doulas

Multiple randomized control studies have found that the presence of a trained doula benefits everyone. The studies have consistently shown that doula care is associated with shorter labors, less use of epidurals and other pain medications, lower episiotomy rates, and as much as a 50% reduction in the C-section rate. Research has also shown better clinical outcomes for both the mother and the baby (including fewer admissions to neonatal special care units, better breastfeeding rates, and better family bonding). A doula also provides care for the mother’s partner and other family members, assists busy hospital staff, saves money, and greatly increases a mother’s overall satisfaction with her birthing experience.

No. A doula provides no medical or nursing care. Since she doesn’t have these responsibilities, or other patients to attend to, she can give her complete attention to being by a woman’s side for the entire length of her labor.

A doula doesn’t replace anyone. She is another member of the birth team and supports everyone in their own role. A doula’s presence helps fathers or partners participate at their own comfort level, showing them how and when to use various comfort techniques, providing information, and in some cases, looking after them as well. Partners are often grateful to be able to share the “coaching” responsibility with someone more experienced  and can therefore enjoy the birth experience more.

Yes. A doula’s presence is helpful during early labor and during the epidural placement process. She then continues to care for the woman and her family, offering emotional and informational support. And when it’s time to deliver the baby, the doula’s assistance can be invaluable.

Yes, a woman having a C-section can still use a doula’s support. The doula may or may not be in the operating room, depending on the wishes of the family and the medical staff, but either way, the doula is still there for the new mother in the recovery room.

Building & Managing Your Listing

We do offer a 90 day FREE listing on Doulas.com. Why we do not offer an annual free listing is we found was that too many of our free members were not keeping their listings updated and current which caused many issues for our parents and viewers seeking timely information in their search for doula services.

We believe that Professionals who invest some money in their listing are more likely to keep it up to date. We make every effort to support this by offering added value to our Professionals for their investment and trust in our Directory Services.

Adding your listing is very easy. Simply click the register button in the top of the screen on the right side. Once you confirm your email you will be sent a temporary password to login. Return to the site and click the Login screen. Once you login you will be taken to your dashboard where you can sign up for your listing and choose a package. Enter the required information, choose your plan, complete the signup process. We evaluate every new member before posting to the site. Please allow 24 hours from your sign up for approval. Once approved you can login to your listing at anytime to make changes or updates, check reviews, check emails, or add content.

For a step-by-step walkthrough of instructions please click here.

Depending upon the plan you choose you will have the opportunity to list your name, a description of your services, contact info including maps, testimonials, images, Video embeds, website address if applicable, and more. Click here for Pricing Information.

 

Each listing starts with your name or name of your business. A short description which will be what shows up when a person does a search as well as an image of yourself or your business/logo. A longer description where you can share in detail about your services. You can choose to be listed under different categories depending on the package you purchase. FREE listings are only for one category. Please be aware that you need to offer any services under which you choose a category to represent.

 

NOTE: Once you enter your location information please be sure to click the “Set address on map” button directly beneath the location info. This will map your location to our mapping program so people can locate you by area, neighborhood or community.

At this time we only accept PAYPAL payments through our gateway. Please note that monthly plans will require a recurring monthly charge to your account. If payment fails your listing will be removed from the front end of the site. However it will remain in our backend system so you can login and update your account info to reactivate your listing.