World Doula Week Kickoff | Bowling Green, KY Maternity and Birth Photographer
Today marks the beginning of World Doula Week!
What is World Doula Week? You might ask?
Here is some info for you straight from the World Doula Week Facebook Page! Visit the page by clicking the graphic for #worlddoulaweek above!
World Doula Week takes place annually on March 22-28 worldwide.
This year our theme is #doulasbenefiteveryone
The purpose of World Doula Week ("WDW") is to empower doulas all over the world to improve the physiological, social, emotional, and psychological health of women, newborns and families in birth and in the postpartum period. The World Doula Week events will take place all over the world during the same week, stating the benefits of the presence of doulas in birth and in the postpartum period:
* Reduces the incidence of c-sections * May shorten the length of labor * Reduces epidural and analgesic requests * Increases breastfeeding initiation and continuation * Increases mother’s satisfaction of birth experience * Can reduce the incidence of postpartum mood disorders * Increases new parents’ confidence in the care of their newborn
This page will allow everyone to post information on the World Doula Week events planned in their communities. Please share videos, photos, comments, and more from your events!
I'll be making a blog post daily in honor of the amazing doulas that I work with!
Thank you all for serving our community!