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What does a birth doula do?

A doula is a non-medical companion who assists a pregnant woman before, during and after childbirth. They provide support and advocacy.

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Choosing a birth support partner

A birth support partner can offer many benefits to you and your baby. Learn here how to choose a partner who’ll support you before, during and after the birth.

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Health professionals involved in your pregnancy

Information on the health professionals involved in your pregnancy, such as midwives, doctors and obstetricians.

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What is freebirth?

Freebirth is when a woman chooses to birth her baby without medical or midwifery assistance, but this greater independence comes with some risks.

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Being a birth support partner

Learn more about supporting a woman in birth and labour, whether you are her partner, relative or a friend.

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Antenatal classes

Antenatal classes help you and your partner prepare for the birth of your baby and for caring for your newborn.

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Making a birth plan

A birth plan is a written list of what you would like to happen when you are in labour and give birth.

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About doulas | Raising Children Network

Doulas support women with information and practical and emotional care during pregnancy and birth. Doulas work in homebirth and hospital settings.

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Pregnancy care & birth: private hospitals | Raising Children Network

Private hospitals offer comfortable, caring birth environments. Private obstetricians look after pregnancy care for women having a private hospital births.

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Labour and birth: support people | Raising Children Network

Support people encourage you during labour and birth. The right support can help labour progress. Check with birth settings on rules about support people.

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