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Doulas Dilemma: are doulas disrupting the midwifery role?

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 11:10 - 11:50

In our presentation, we'll explore the multifaceted benefits of doula support in UK maternity care, emphasizing their pivotal role in providing emotional support, advocacy, and guidance to expectant mothers. The positive impact includes reduced medical interventions, heightened client satisfaction, and improved birth outcomes. Attendees will delve into real-life case studies and research findings, highlighting empirical evidence supporting doula care efficacy. Emphasis will be on fostering collaboration between doulas and medical professionals, focusing on effective communication and mutual respect. Addressing challenges and misconceptions, the presentation aims to inspire advocacy for widespread adoption of doula support for holistic and women-centred maternity care.

Vera Dubrovina-Thompson, Doula, Childbirth Educator, Yoga Therapist and Breastfeeding Counsellor, Thompson Holistic Services

Leti Tufari, Doula, Childbirth educator, Miracle Birth