WELLSET GETTING STARTED GUIDE
Birth Educators, Doulas, Midwives, Lactation Consultants
You may be asking yourself “What is a Birth Practitioner?” and “What does a Doula do?” Look no further! This WellSet Getting Started Guide is your jumping-off point.
BIRTH EDUCATOR OVERVIEW
Mothers, we’ve got you covered!
On the WellSet platform, we list trusted Birth Educators, Doulas, Midwives, and Lactation Consultants. For expecting mothers, couples, and those planning for conception. Birth Practitioners are an invaluable resource to provide guidance and knowledge during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum transitions. So, if you are looking to find a Doula, Lactation Consultant, Birth Educator, or Midwife, you’ve come to the right place! So what does a Doula, Birth Educator, or Lactation consultant do?
A large role of the Birth Educator is to provide direct support to expecting mothers as they transition through pregnancy into parenthood. This includes helping mothers feel independent, educated, and empowered while making important decisions surrounding their birth experience. They can provide in-person counseling from the first trimester into the delivery room and beyond, helping mothers feel grounded through the entirety of their pregnancy.
Midwives and Doulas assist with easing the birthing experience and also act as a liaison between the family and hospital or birthing center. Midwives help deliver babies in hospitals and at home, making them a great choice if you are unsure of your birth location. They work holistically with new parents before and after the birth and can assist with a range of topics from nutrition and birth techniques, to lactation and weening.
After the birth of a child, more specialized practitioners such as Lactation Consultants can help a mother and baby acclimate to their new lives together.