Some parents are concerned that they may hire a doula only to find that the doula is not permitted in the hospital with them for their baby's birth. On June 29, 2020, New Jersey Governor Murphy signed an executive order "[r]ecognizing the role of doulas as an essential part of an expectant mother’s care team," and exempting doulas from any limits on visitors imposed by hospitals. "Under the directive, hospitals are required to allow at least one designated support person to be with the expectant mother during her hospital stay – the patient’s spouse, partner, sibling or another person she chooses. Doulas will no longer be counted toward this limit and can accompany the designated support person for the mother’s hospital stay." On April 29, 2020, New York State Governor Cuomo issued a similar executive order. Despite these executive orders, some providers, hospitals, or their employees continue to give out misleading information (or outright misinformation) regarding the access of doulas to labor and delivery. Please feel free to share this information. And for more on the evidence for the use of doulas, see this great article by Evidence Based Birth.
Prenatally, during labor and birth, and postpartum, Mamma Mia Doula is by your side!
"As soon as she came into the hospital room, it was like a breath of fresh air, a calm and steady presence that understood what I needed."
Why "Mamma Mia" Doula? The name reflects my support of all families, as well as my love of Italy.
What Can Mamma Mia Doula do for You?
Doula services include:
two prenatal meetings
continuous labor support
one postpartum visit
I help you get the information you need, clarify your preferences for this birth, and support you all the way.
"Hiring Anne was the smartest decision my husband and I made..."
STATS Vaginal Births: 82.3% VBAC rate: 86%
Continuous birth Doula support has been shown to: reduce the rate of cesarean delivery reduce use of pain medication reduce need for pitocin to augment labor increase maternal satisfaction Source: http://www.childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ck=10174
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Mamma Mia Doula Services provides support for all couples, single parents, and adoptive/relinquishing parents. We provide information and non-judgmental support for vaginal birth, cesarean delivery, vbac (vaginal birth after cesarean), unmedicated/natural childbirth, epidural, hospital birth, home birth, birth center, breastfeeding, childbirth classes, newborn care, lactation support, bottlefeeding, postpartum care, water birth, hypnobirthing, hypnobabies, attachment parenting, babywearing, and infant care. Based in south Bergen County, we serve all towns and hospitals/birth centers/homebirths of northern New Jersey and New York City, and parts of Rockland and Westchester Counties.