Medicaid Coverage for Doula Care: Re-Examining the Arguments through a Reproductive Justice Lens

This blog post by Christine H. Morton, PhD and Monica Basile, PhD, CPM, CD(DONA), CCE (BWI) was originally posted on Lamaze International’s Science & Sensibility Blog in two parts (March 28th & April 2nd, 2013).  Reposted here with permission. How can doula supported births help reduce the cesarean rate and realize cost savings within Medicaid-funded births? TwoContinue reading “Medicaid Coverage for Doula Care: Re-Examining the Arguments through a Reproductive Justice Lens”

Chapter 1 Excerpt from Birth Ambassadors

The following is an excerpt of Chapter One: The Birth of Doulas: A Social History from the forthcoming book, Birth Ambassadors: Doulas and the Re-Emergence of Woman-Supported Birth in America, by Christine H Morton & Elayne G Clift, from Praeclarus Press. Doula care – encompassing the use of medical, herbal, and technological interventions, the socialContinue reading “Chapter 1 Excerpt from Birth Ambassadors”

Elayne Clift: Volunteer Doula

Elayne Clift: Volunteer Doula Birth Ambassadors co-author explains why she is a volunteer doula. Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013 1:09 pm | Updated: 1:17 pm, Fri May 31, 2013. By Elayne Clift With the second annual World Doula Week having just ended, I’ve been reflecting once more on why I became a volunteer doula andContinue reading “Elayne Clift: Volunteer Doula”