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Is it important to have a post-partum doula?

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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: No

Not essential. It is good to have good family support though.

In brief: No

Not essential. It is good to have good family support though.
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
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In brief: Yes

Many women find having a doula to be helpful, others not so much.
If you are delivering in a hospital, look for a doula with experience in hospital birth. Having a doula that is very anti-hospital (as some are) likely creates more stress than it relieves.

In brief: Yes

Many women find having a doula to be helpful, others not so much.
If you are delivering in a hospital, look for a doula with experience in hospital birth. Having a doula that is very anti-hospital (as some are) likely creates more stress than it relieves.
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