The reason why doulas are unable to gain respect from the press, the obstetric community and the public is that their primary goal of providing emotional support to women during childbirth is not valued by our culture.
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”