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Onlineathens.com:  Athens’ doulas know deliveries

By JOE VANHOOSE – joe.vanhoose@onlineathens.com

Published Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Kate Hodges didn’t know what a doula was when she gave birth to her first child. But she had one by her side for her second.  Hodges, a plant biologist at the University of Georgia, now is a doula herself. On the weekends, she stays with mothers and couples as they go into labor and never leaves their side.

Doulas like Hodges are there to take away the anxiety of giving birth so that couples can focus on the positive memories of the occasion. Many of them practice in Athens and, this evening, are ready to meet expecting couples. (READ MORE)

Tonight:  Meet the Doulas

September 20, 2011 at 6:30pm
at Full Bloom on Milledge Ave.

This is an informal gathering for expectant families who are looking for a doula or just doula-curious. This event is free of charge but an RSVP to let us know you are coming is much appreciated!!

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