MothersCare Doula Services, LLC has been "mothering" Connecticut and Westchester, NY families since 1993. A doula is a specialized woman for assistance during labor and the postpartum period. A labor doula provides on-going emotional and physical support for the laboring woman and her partner. Studies have found that women who have a labor doula have shorter labors, less C-Sect., and less use of drugs and interventions. The result is greater overall satisfaction with the birth experience.
A postpartum doula is knowledgeable in the care of newborns as well as breastfeeding issues. A doula supplies practical support as well which may include household help such as light housework, laundry for the whole family, cooking, shopping and sibling care.
MothersCare also can provide overnight care, postpartum massage and on-call sibling care during labor.