Rebecca M. Pugh Registered Midwife
CPM • Doula
PO Box 213
Rico, Colorado 81332 970.708.1298
WHAT IS A DOULA?
From the ancient Greek meaning “mothering the mother”, a doula offers non-medical labor and delivery support. Prenatally she provides preparation, education and support for the birth. Postnatally she provides support in parenting, healing and breastfeeding. During labor and delivery she offers continuous reassurance and helps alleviate pain with comfort measures. She is an advocate, an educator, and a friend. Many clients develop a birth plan with the doula and the caregiver. The doula may offer information regarding medical interventions and support an informed choice about those interventions. The doula supports the plan and the mother who creates it but honors changes to the plan.
Physical support and comfort measures for labor progress, such as...
Massage and Counter Pressure, Relaxation
& Breathing Techniques
Techniques to keep energy up!
Position changes for comfort &
ease of birthing
Unwavering emotional support and guidance
Creating a sacred space for birth
Facilitating communication between father and mother, clients and caregiver
Supporting decisions regarding interventions
Support of your birth plan
Childbirth Education and Preparation
Postpartum Depression Prevention
Guidance with birth plan and baby care plan
Healing previous negative birth experiences
St. Mary’s Hospital - Grand Junction • Montrose Memorial Hospital - Montrose
Mercy Medical - Durango • Southwest Memorial - Cortez • Fees vary according to the hospital
“Colorado Doula services available for home birth and water birth with other midwives”