Menopause Midwifery or Doulas
I read and research constantly for my blogs on areas of interest. Occasionally, I come across novel and innovative concepts that inspire me.
When we are going through childbirth we often will choose to have a midwife or Doula.
“Midwives and doulas seem similar, since they’re both people (who aren’t OBs) who help women through labor. And they are both most commonly chosen by moms-to-be who go drug-free during their delivery. But their roles in the childbirth process are actually quite different.
A midwife is a health care provider, while a doula is more of a childbirth coach. You might choose to have a midwife instead of an OB for prenatal care and to deliver your baby—midwives can deliver babies in hospitals, birthing centers or even in your home. A doula, on the other hand, doesn’t replace your healthcare practitioner but rather can add extra services, such as helping you with techniques to manage pain during labor and even providing support and help during baby’s early days. Isn’t it great there are so many people who can help you though?”(1)
I started thinking why don’t we have these people to support women through the physical, psychological and emotional aspects of menopause?
Imagine, if we had someone who could provide medical informative support combined with personal supportive services as you go through one of the most demanding changes as a woman in your life? There are a many and very good support groups online to help with peer support for menopausal women. But, sometimes you need more. You need that personal attention and support to address your unique concerns and needs during menopause.
Would it help to have someone give you techniques or services to alleviate the symptoms, pain or issues your experiencing emotionally, mentally and physically?