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Why You Need a Doula With Jeanna McNeil

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What is a doula, and why would I want one?  In today’s episode we will discuss what a doula is, how they play a role in birth, and their ability to enhance what a partner can offer.  I was a labour and support doula over ten-years and know the benefits that a doula can bring. Doulas help every family, and not just those who have unmedicated births.  It’s not necessary to have one type of birth in mind to receive the assistance of a doula.  In this podcast, we will discuss the hard evidence that supports the benefits of a doula during labor.  These statistics may help you make better decisions.  We will also provide you with some questions to ask a prospective doula.  

This conversation is a great way to learn more about Yoga| Birth| BabiesJeanna McNeill is one of our experts. She is a birth doula, birth photographer, & maternal mental health advocate. She is passionate about serving women and their families locally in Alabama as well as virtually everywhere else. 

Jeanna believes that birth can be an empowering and beautiful experience, regardless of where or how someone gives birth.  She says parents may not remember every detail of their birth, but they will remember the way they felt and how they were treated. This experience will carry over into parenthood.  Jeanna is a firm believer that the way you birth your child matters, and that investing time in that experience will be invaluable.  You are going to receive so much from this conversation, you won’t want to miss this.  

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • What led Jeanna to doula work?
  • What is a doula and what role they play during a birth?
  • How a doula can enhance what a partner has to offer.
  • How doulas serve all families and types of birth.
  • What are the statistics that show the benefits of a doula?
  • The whole experience that a doula provides, before and after childbirth.
  • Interviewing a doula: Questions to ask
  • Jeanna has a piece of advice she would like to give new parents and expectant mothers.
  • How to contact Jeanna

About Jeanna

Jeanna McNeil is a birth doula, birth photographer, & maternal mental health advocate. She is passionate about serving women and their families locally in Alabama as well as virtually everywhere else. She loves to help mothers feel confident and empowered throughout their parenting journey.

Jeanna:

Website: bydesignbirthdoulaservices.com

Instagram:@bydesignbirthdoula

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Instagram & Facebook: @prenatalyogacenter

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