NEFHSC introduces new doula program

A doula is a non-medical trained person who has direct contact with pregnant women and their families and advises on matters of health education during the perinatal period. Doulas provide in-home health care education to the pregnant mother, husband or significant other, and immediate family members.

They are present with the mother throughout the labor process and up to one hour after birth. Doulas also visit the mother and newborn baby at home during the postpartum period. More than 40 women have been trained through our program to provide labor support across Northeast Florida with more classes being planned soon. More details available on our doula collective webpage.