Missouri: Struggling expectant mothers find empowerment with doulas

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Pregnancy and the birth of a child are two of the most precious times in life. Due to all of the excitement and change, even the most prepared parents find it stressful and challenging at times. One resource for expectant mothers and fathers is a doula: a trained caregiver and labor companion who assists in prenatal to postpartum care. According to Christina Ryder, instructor of sociology at Missouri State University, “Taking care of parents goes a long way toward taking care of children.”

Missouri State University News – January 20, 2015