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A doula is a trained, non-medical companion who provides support to pregnant people and is available to:
Answer questions about pregnancy, labor, and postpartum.
Provide physical support to help with comfort during childbirth.
Offer emotional support to help reduce stress and anxiety during pregnancy and childbirth.
Childbirth is a profound journey, but it can also bring anxiety and questions. A strong support team for physical, emotional, and informational needs is crucial.
Research consistently shows that individuals with a doula experience better health outcomes, such as shorter labors and lower cesarean/preterm birth rates. The non-medical, supportive approach of doulas is crucial for positive birthing experiences, providing holistic support.
Why are Doulas So Important?
Who and How We Serve
We unite birthing persons, doulas, health plan teams, community-based organizations, and Medicaid members to advocate for Medicaid reimbursement.
We leverage technology, administrative support, and community resources to ease the burden of the health insurance, Medicaid, and commercial billing process.
While the benefits of doula care are widely recognized, there are still many barriers to accessing doula services. TDN is focused on closing this gap and strengthening maternal and infant health in the United States by reducing disparities in access to doula supported perinatal care.