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51. What if I want to work with a doula and cost is an issue?

(Web Page; Fri May 27 12:35:00 CDT 2016)

Doula services may cost several hundred dollars, and many insurance policies do not cover doula care. If you would like to work with a doula and are concerned about the costs, you can: Check with your insurance company to see if doula...

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52. Working with a Labor Support Specialist/Doula

(Web Page; Fri May 27 12:29:00 CDT 2016)

We reviewed the benefits of working with a labor support specialist or doula here, but this section provides more details and information about finding and working with a doula.

Description: Read about the benefits and specifics of working with a labor support specialist or doula and get helpful tips for choosing a doula.

53. Where can I get maternity care?

(Web Page; Fri May 27 12:46:00 CDT 2016)

Most childbearing women in the United States are healthy and can choose to give birth in a hospital, in- or out-of-hospital birth center or at home. If you have a serious medical condition or are at high risk for developing such a condi...

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54. Choosing a Place of Birth

(Web Page; Fri May 27 12:45:00 CDT 2016)

Early in your pregnancy, it is important to make thoughtful decisions about who will provide your maternity care and where you will give birth. These major decisions can affect: The care you receive and the effects of that care. The ...

Description: Learn about your options for birth setting, including hospitals, birth centers and home birth, and understand the risks and benefits associated with each. This section also offers tools to guide you in making a decision about where you give birth.

55. Is where I give birth related to the care provider I choose?

(Web Page; Fri May 27 12:48:00 CDT 2016)

Yes. Where you give birth and who provides your maternity care are closely connected. You will want to choose a birth setting that has care providers who will meet your needs in pregnancy, during labor and birth, and after birth. For ex...

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56. Giving Birth

(Web Page; Fri May 27 12:55:00 CDT 2016)

The decisions you make about childbirth and the maternity care that you receive can have lasting effects on your health and well-being and that of your baby and your family. Childbirth Connection is here to help you become an active part...

Description: The decisions you make about childbirth and the maternity care that you receive can have lasting effects on your health and well-being and that of your baby and your family. Childbirth Connection is here to help you become an active participant in your maternity care by learning about your options, thinking about your goals and seeking care that is right for you and your family.

57. What is it like to give birth in an in-hospital birth center?

(Web Page; Fri May 27 12:59:00 CDT 2016)

Many hospitals realize the demand for the benefits of a birth center or a home-like environment and offer birth centers within the hospital. This may be a good choice if you appreciate the home-like individualized care of a birth center ...

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58. How does maternity care compare in hospitals versus birth centers?

(Web Page; Fri May 27 13:03:00 CDT 2016)

An integrative reviewAlliman, J. & Phillippi, J.C. (2016). Maternal Outcomes in Birth Centers: An Integrative Review of the Literature. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 61(1), 21-51. found that the following outcomes ar...

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59. How do birth settings differ?

(Web Page; Fri May 27 12:46:00 CDT 2016)

Places where women give birth can vary in important ways: Their culture about the birthing process (also called “philosophy of birth”). (For example, do they view the childbirth process as heavily dependent on technology o...

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60. What should I think about when choosing where I will give birth?

(Web Page; Fri May 27 12:48:00 CDT 2016)

The following are signs of an excellent choice of birthplace: The place of birth offers care based on the best available research about what is safe and effective. The environment and practices in the birth setting work to support yo...

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