Culturally sensitive doulas can offer vital lifeline to new moms (Seattle, WA)

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Statistics suggest doulas can help lessen preterm labors and C-sections. Among those offering doula services to low-income families in the Puget Sound region is Open Arms Perinatal Services, with a focus on families of color and immigrant communities.

“A week into my son’s life, he wouldn’t stop crying. I can still see his scarlet face and hear the alarm in his voice. Exhausted and new to motherhood, I was flummoxed and near panic myself.

“Then my doula rang the bell. A no-nonsense woman, she swooped Malcolm up, whispered in his ear and massaged his little body. Identifying that he was hysterically hungry, she fed him a few fingers of formula — calming him down long enough to nurse…”

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by Sarah Stuteville, as published January 12, 2017 in The Seattle Times

HealthConnect One is proud to partner with Open Arms Perinatal Services to support families across the state of Washington.