A doula is a wonderful support for women and their partners during labor. Doulas have been shown to improve the emotional well-being of a mother and her infant. Franciscan Health is pleased to offer free doulas at select locations as part of our maternity program.
Franciscan Health offers doula services at our maternity centers in Crown Point free of charge to women using its childbirth facilities. A doula has experience in childbirth and provides continuous informational, physical and emotional support for a woman and her partner during labor. A doula does not perform clinical tasks.