DAVIS, Ca — Sutter Davis Hospital will be accepting its next round of applications for the hospital’s Volunteer Doula Program starting February 15. The application will be open until March 1 to interested applicants.
Doulas provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to mothers during the childbirth process. The hospital’s Doula Program is a highly sought after opportunity with rigorous requirements. It is administered by Birthing Center nurses who have many years of experience supporting women in labor.
Doulas are a part of the Culture of Caring that is unique to SDH. Studies show that when doulas are present at birth, women have shorter labors, fewer medical interventions, fewer cesareans, healthier babies, and breastfeed longer. Recent evidence also suggests that when a doula provides labor support, women are more satisfied with their experience and the mother-infant interaction is enhanced long after the birth. Read more... about Sutter Davis Hospital Now Accepting Applications for Volunteer Doula Program