Haven't seen this one posted here yet... A great article about how Doulas can actually lower health care costs. It's a win-win for families and the economy.
Doulas Do It Better -www.psmag.comA study from the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health finds providing doulas or midwives to low-income mothers could save Medicaid millions.
Martha Testerman, Certified Doula and Childbirth Educator in the Concord, NH area
A Joyful Birth
Wife to DH (12.10.2009), Anchorage based doula , Proud mama to Autumn (09.03.2008), Sylas (04.25.2010), (06.11.2012), Calliope(04.23.2013) .
I emailed the article to the Oregon Health Authority, along with a letter asking them to consider covering doula care for Oregon Health Plan recipients.
Midwife (CPM, LDM) and homeschooling mama to:
13yo ds 10yo dd 8yo ds and 6yo ds and 1yo ds