Serving Families and Training Doulas since 1993.
Tulsa Doulas- Find Your Doula
Tulsa Doulas are here to serve you during pregnancy, birth, and beyond. We are a local support group that has been serving Tulsa families and helping train doulas since 1993. We are also a group...
Trainings for Doulas – Spring 2018
Reflexology in Labor: March 3, 2018 Reflexology for Pregnancy and Labor  March 3, 2018 - Saturday - Cost $75  St John Owasso Hospital classroom  8:30am-12:30pm Instructor:  Leslie Rosales -Certified Acupuncturist, Reflexologist and Herbalist During this class;...
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Become a Member Membership Level * (Subscription period begins after spring training or by May 1.) $40 gives each member access to online support group via Facebook and a listing on the website. $25 will give...
Tulsa Doulas Blog
Tulsa Doulas Blog
Why do I need a  DOULA? This is often the first question I am asked about hiring a doula for a birth. Many first time parents...
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How do I find a Doula?

cropped-cropped-Depositphotos_38278265_m-20151.jpgWhat is a DOULA? Is a doula a midwife? Do I need a Doula for my birth? Why should I hire a doula?

Looking for  doulas in Tulsa?  There are so many doulas….where do I start?    Find a Tulsa Doula 

  

How to Hire a DOULA  and Hiring Guide from DONA International. There are now over 40 organizations that train doulas. Read about DONA International Scope of Practice and Code of  Ethics.

Doula (DOO-lah) is a Greek term for “woman servant”

  • A doula is not a midwife, but a trained childbirth professional who helps families have the best possible birth experience
  • A doula works in homes, hospitals, or birthing centers
  • A doula is  hired by the pregnant woman, usually in the 4th -7th month of pregnancy
  • A doula assists all women in birth, regardless of medication choices and vaginal or cesarean birth
  • A doula works with all healthcare providers during labor.
  • A  doula is another birth option for the birth family, see the results from studies listed below
  • Tulsa Doulas have been supporting women and families in birth since 1993.
 Many  clinical studies have found that a Doula’s presence at birth:
  • Results in shorter labors with less complications .
  • Creates positive feelings about one’s childbirth experience .
  • Lowers  the need for pitocin (a labor-inducing drug) and other possible interventions, such as the use of forceps or vacuum extraction . 
  • Lowers  the requests for pain medication and epidurals, as well as the number of cesareans . (surgical delivery through abdomen)
  • Women report greater satisfaction with their birth experience, have more positive feelings towards their babies, have fewer cesareans and requests for medical intervention, and less postpartum depression, when they have a Doula present for birth.
  • Studies have shown that babies born with a doula present tend to have shorter hospital stays with fewer admissions to special care nurseries, breastfeed more easily and have more affectionate mothers in the postpartum period.
  • A doula does not make decisions for clients or intervene in their clinical care. She provides information and emotional support, and respects a woman’s decisions.
  • Doulas support  both the mother and her partner, and help partner become involved in the birth to the extent he/she feels comfortable.

Read more about Types of DOULAS.