There are several Doula's here in the Columbus area who are working diligently to get the word out about Doula's. I hope your friend will not get too discouraged and reach out to other doula's in the state through operationspecialdelivery.com
or cappa.net or some other organization in her area.
Good luck to you and your friend. Here is a brand new press release due to be printed later this month on an exciting talk (free and open to the public) being sponsored by the Birth and Breastfeeding Network.
Local Women Gather to promote
Birth and Breastfeeding information
Columbus , Ft Benning, Phenix City -
"The Birth and Breastfeeding Network of Columbus, Ft. Benning and Phenix City " is a volunteer group providing information and resources in the community to support expecting and new mothers in their quest for satisfying birth experiences and successful breastfeeding relationships.
On Thursday, March 29, 2007 the group will host doula, Teresa Howard, founder of Labor of Love Doula & Childbirth Services, Inc. for an informative and interactive symposium on the benefits of having a doula-attended birth. The purpose of the presentation is to help women make an informed choice about childbirth attendants.
Points of discussion will include:
What is a doula?
The benefits of having a doula attend your birth
*How a doula compliments your birth team??
Statistical data describing shorter labors with fewer complications when attended by a doula.
Kate Leming, founder of The Birth and Breastfeeding Network comments, "Having attended over 300 births, Teresa Howard brings with her a tremendous amount of experience to share with the families of the Chattahoochee Valley. The Network is delighted to provide yet another opportunity for women to learn new ways to achieve a satisfying birth."
The event is Thursday, March 29th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. and will be held at the Columbus Public Library Synovus Room on Macon Road. The evening is open to the public and will include refreshments and door prizes as well as a question and answer period at the end of the talk. Special recognition will be given to the fathers and health care providers in attendance.
For more information about the Birth and Breastfeeding Network, log on to http://columbusbirthnetwork.googlepages.com/.