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Doulas hope to regain momentum as COVID restrictions ease

The New York Times, July 26, 2021

July 26, 2021

Doulas hope to regain momentum as COVID restrictions ease

Sarah Hoenicke Flores, a UCI grad student in comparative literature writes, “Since the beginning of the pandemic, advocacy groups have fought for the continued inclusion of doulas in the birth process because research shows their presence can reduce many of the negative impacts for women of color. … Doulas are labor and delivery partners who spend time getting to know their clients’ specific needs and helping them construct their birth plans.