Doula and Breastfeeding Services

 What are Doulas?

Doulas provide continuous physical and emotional support and assistance to women and their partners during labor and birth. They offer advice on breathing, relaxation, movement and positioning in order to minimize labor pains.  Throughout the labor process, Doulas help women and their partners remain informed about the course of their labor and the options available to them.

Benefits of having a Doula

  • Less likely to use pain medications during labor
  • Less likely to report dissatisfaction of any part of delivery
  • Have shorter labors
  • Have fewer cesareans or instrumental vaginal births
  • Fewer babies with a low five-minute Apgar score

Services provided

For pregnant women and new mothers, we provide free in-home non-medical support visits, childbirth education and community resources.
 
Expectant mothers can meet with their Doula at the Center for Children on the Focus: HOPE campus or our Doulas will travel to the mother's home or meet her at doctor appointments.
 
 

For more information, call 313.494.4400 or email waymond.hayes@focushope.edu.

 

 WHAT is a breastfeeding counselor?

A Breastfeeding Counselor is a support person that gives basic breastfeeding information, as well as encouragement, to new mothers. 

BENEFITS OF breastfeeding

  • Lowers baby's risk of diarrehea, pneumonia, and ear infections
  • Increases bonding time
  • Affordable
  • Decreases baby's risk of allergies
  • Produces beneficial hormones for mother
  • Reduces mother's risk of cancer
  • Lowers baby's risk of becoming diabetic or obese
  • Promotes higher IQs

SERVICES PROVIDED

We provide free in-home non-medical support visits, breastfeeding information and community resources to new mothers throughout metro Detroit.

New mothers can meet with their counselors at the Center for Children on the Focus: HOPE campus or the counselor will travel to the mother's home.
 
For more information, call 313.494.4400 or email waymond.hayes@focushope.edu