Doula Open House and Belly Mapping at Fernandez Hospital

Doula Open House and Belly Mapping at Fernandez Hospital

Hyderabad, March 26: Fernandez Hospital celebrated World Doula Week with a fun-filled and informative Doula Open House and Belly Mapping activity for expectant couples.

Over 15 couples who wanted to learn more about how Doulas support couples during pregnancy, labor, and birth attended the Open House. As part of belly mapping, expectant mothers with more than 32 weeks of pregnancy got their bellies painted.

Fernandez Hospital

The Fernandez team organized the Doula Open House in line with this year’s World Doula Week theme, ‘Doulas Support You.’ The Doula team at Fernandez showed all the tools and ways Doulas make pregnancy, labor, and childbirth a happy experience. They showed birthing tools and techniques such as Rebozo, birthing balls, acupressure and massage, aroma therapy, and counseling.

According to a press release issued on Tuesday, Dr. Evita Fernandez, Chairperson and MD of the Fernandez Foundation, said, “Fernandez Hospital is the only hospital in the twin cities with full-time birth doulas. The empowerment and support the Doulas offer help birthing mothers feel relaxed and have a positive birth experience. She has a fellow companion supporting her through this journey.”

The acupressure and massage stations enlightened couples on various pain-relieving methods that Doulas use to help mothers ease pain during pregnancy, especially during labor and birth. Birth tools such as birthing cub, the birthing balls, the peanut ball, and the birth stool helped to educate couples on various positions that a woman can birth in and how her doula can help her get in and out of those positions and help her identify which one she is most comfortable in. They also explained the father’s role during labor. The couples also learned about the benefits of aromatherapy at this station, which was further explained in the press release.

Who are Doulas?

Doulas are trained non-medical professionals who support women and offer non-clinical care through pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. Their care is focused on one mother at a time. They continuously stay with the mother throughout pregnancy, labor, and birth.

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