Valley Medical Care is excited to work with the Juneau Community Doula Network to promote doula care for our expecting families. Doulas are trained professionals who provide physical, emotional and informational support to expectant parents, during the pregnancy, birth and postpartum period. Doulas work directly with families to establish a supportive connection that research shows improves birth experiences for families and may shorten labors and reduce complications.
In an effort to promote doula care for our Valley Medical Care families, we have established a scholarship program to provide financial support to families who cannot afford independent doula care on their own. So far we have assisted 16 families. You can find more information on Doula care online at www.dona.org
. For information on the Valley Medical Care doula scholarship, please contact Rachel Gladhart, CNM at 586-2434 or ask about it at your prenatal appointment.