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The Jax Baby Company In The News

Updated: May 8

The Jax Baby Company in the news today! We talk about what we do as professional Doulas, the services we offer new families, and the support group and gathering we founded and host each month, The First Coast Mom's Hang Out!

What is a Doula? In short a Doula is someone who provides emotional, informational, and physical support to women and their families during pregnancy, into birth, and through the first year postpartum. First Coast Doulas are knowledgeable on pregnancy, birth, and postpartum related topics. We provide non-medical, non-clinical support. We are your personal trail guides through birth and postpartum We provide completely non-judgmental, rock solid support at a time when things are up in the air and ever changing. Assisting women with resources and helping them create a game plan that ensures they feel completely supported and validated through their entire birth and postpartum experience.

How common are Doulas? Less than 5% of women are utilizing Doulas for their birth, but that number is growing as families begin to understand the benefits that last a lifetime. First Coast Doulas are working hard to elevate the role of Doulas. We offer a professional service that stands out in Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach, and the surrounding areas.

What if women have a plan, but it falls to the wayside? We wrote a fantastic blog post that paints a nice picture, you can read it here. Our clients know that our support doesn't end if their birth plan "falls apart". We support all births from "all natural" un-medicated births to planned and emergency cesareans, home births attended by licensed midwives and hospitals births. Your providers are there to focus on healthy baby, healthy patient, and we are there with the sole purpose of helping our clients have a happy baby, happy self, and happy partner. First Coast Doulas don't have a hidden agenda, we understand wholeheartedly that it's your birth and parenting journey. You'll never feel pressured or that your voice has been taken away. It will always be your decision, your way, and you'll be supported 100% through all of that.

What's the difference between a midwife and a Doula? This is a very common question and the short answer is that Doulas provide non-clinical, non-medical support. We help you get information, better understand informed consent, provide comfort measures and tips and techniques in labor and birth. First Coast Doulas explains the process to you and your partner as you go through it. Even if you take a great childbirth class and are the top students, it's not unheard of for couples forget bits and pieces that you learned and with us you won't feel lost when it happens because we're there to walk and talk through it with you both. Midwives are there to ensure healthy baby, healthy mom. They are the ones recording fetal heart tones, doing cervical checks, and recording your blood pressure. They catch or deliver your babies while professional Doulas do not. Professional Doulas do not take your voice or become your advocate, we really work hard to work as a cohesive team in your birth space. We also don't take the place of a family or your partner, we fill a role that is as unique as you are.

What is the First Coast Mom's Hang Out? First Coast Mom's Hang Out was founded by Elizabeth Luke and Heather Horrell in June of 2015. It's a gathering for moms in and around the Jacksonville area to have a safe space to share their birth, adoption, trying to conceive, loss, and mothering beginnings. This monthly discussion group is the place to connect with other pregnant/new moms and to chat with the area’s professional Doulas for support. This event is hosted at various locations throughout Jacksonville and Fernandina Beach. This is First Coast Doulas small way of giving back to the community. Come on out, connect with other moms, find solutions for problems you might have, empathize, commiserate, and share your struggles in a non-judgmental space. We look forward to meeting you!

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