Doula's role during childbirth

Andra Clark, Doula, explains what a doula does during labor and childbirth and how a doula is helpful for pregnant women during labor and childbirth
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Doula's role during childbirth

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How can a doula be helpful to you? The answer to that question is they're there to support you, they're there to work through the labor with you, to get you to move your body, to get your labor to be effective. Also they're there to help you run control on the room if you're in the hospital, deal with the nurses and they're interaction with you. And also to support the father of the baby or your partner because they often times, they're not in the driver's seat, they're in the passenger's seat and they are freaked out. They don't know what's going on, they want to fix something that isn't broken. You're in labor. You can't stop it, you can't fix it. So we're really there to be the voice of you and the birth partner. When the doctors and the nurses or the midwives are there for your body and the baby, we're there for you, and we're there to support you and help you and get you through it.

Andra Clark, Doula, explains what a doula does during labor and childbirth and how a doula is helpful for pregnant women during labor and childbirth

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Andra Clark

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Andra is a mom of a 15 month-old, a business owner and a doula. In her free time she loves the outdoors. She enjoys camping with her family in their 1985 old-school motor home, listening to her collection of records, swimming, barbequeing, fishing, boating, shooting guns at the firing range, reading, dancing, doing yoga, and playing music (as she is also a musician and actress). She is a tomboy with a girly flare and very much a free spirit. Her daughter is her heart and soul and truly her very best friend, besides her husband. Her family loves to be together, sharing in spontaneous adventures!

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