Q: What is a doula?
A: Doulas are trained support persons who assist families during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. We specialize in the nonjudgmental emotional support, physical support techniques, information and coaching that parents need to enjoy a satisfying and comfortable experience as they grow their family. Doulas are not midwives or medical care providers.
Q: Will a doula replace my spouse/partner?
A: Doulas actually enhance the experience for your spouse or partner, helping them to support you at their comfort level! We'll be right there to give reminders about those cool positioning and pain relief techniques when you need them, and make sure you're never left alone if they need to eat and take a bathroom break. Check this out to see why our Wichita Doula dads never want to have a baby without a doula again!
Q: What is your birth philosophy?
A: At Wichita Doula, we believe that parents know best what works for their family. What may be the best decision for one family, may not be the same for the next. Our philosophy is that of complete, nonjudgmental support for the birth or parenting plan that our clients feel confident and empowered with.
Q: Do you only attend a certain type of birth or adhere to a certain parenting method?
A: No. Your Wichita Doulas are proud of their ability and training in supporting families in all types of birth or parenting plan. Home, hospital, unmedicated, epidural, induction, Cesarean, multiples, breastfeeding, bottle feeding, attachment parenting, schedules - our clients love the security of knowing that they can enjoy the magic of doula support in every circumstance.
Q: Do you attend births at my hospital?
A: Our services aren't limited to Wichita! You can have a professional doula in Winfield, KS, Yoder, KS, Hutchinson, KS and more. We are proud to be welcomed into your south central Kansas hospitals, including:
- South Central KS Regional Medical Center, Arkansas City
- Susan B. Allen Birth Center, Eldorado
- Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System, Hutchinson
- McPherson Hospital, McPherson
- Newton Medical Center, Newton
- Wesley Medical Center/BirthCare Center, Wichita
- Via Christi – St. Joseph, Wichita
- William Newton Hospital, Winfield
- Birth & Women's Health Center, Yoder
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Q: Do you attend home births?
Wichita Doula attends home births where a certified professional midwife (CPM) OR certified nurse midwife (CNM) will also be in attendance. You can have a professional doula in Wellington, KS, Derby, KS, and more. We are delighted to serve the following areas:
- Arkansas City
- Bel Aire
- Park City
- Valley Center
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Q: Does insurance pay for doula services?
Most insurance companies do not yet cover doula services. However, we can provide you with an itemized receipt and you may send it to your insurance company along with a doctor's note, requesting reimbursement. This may or may not work but it is worth a try! If you have HSA/FSA benefits, you may be able to purchase doula and encapsulation services with your card. You may need to provide an invoice from us and a note from your doctor or midwife. If you use a Christian healthcare-sharing service, most of them will reimburse you up to $500 for our services.