We want your pregnancy and birth experience to be exceptional. Below are some resources to support you on your journey.
Visit our patient education library to see our full list of pregnancy and birth topics.
Visit the AMMA Parenting Center website for a wide range of resources and classes related to pregnancy, birth and newborn care.
A doula is a person trained and experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after childbirth.
Research says that having support from a doula or other labor support companion who is present solely to provide continuous support has the most benefits. Others who may be important sources of support are your partner, your clinical caregivers, and friends or family members.
Numerous studies have documented the benefits of having a doula present during labor. A recent Cochrane Review, Continuous Support for Women during Childbirth, showed a very high number of positive birth outcomes when a doula was present. With the support of a doula, women were less likely to have pain relief medications administered, less likely to have a cesarean birth, and reported having a more positive childbirth experience.To find a doula in your area, you can: