Part of our job as doulas is to help our clients learn about all the options available to them for pregnancy, birth, and as a new parent. One option for birth is to choose a cesarean birth, and while it is not as common as say choosing a water birth or an epidural, it is still an option that is available to those giving birth in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. As always, it is best to check with your specific health care team to determine what type of birth is best for you, your body, and your baby.
During birth, there can be any number of people present for your birth. We decided it was time to break down exactly how doulas, nurses, midwives, and doctors fit into your birth plan and delivery room.
Duke Birthing Center is located on the Duke Hospital Campus, and is one of the go-to hospitals for those seeking some of the best medical care in the area at a major research hospital. With all major specialities in one hospital, patients at Duke, or Big Duke as many refer to it, find it a great place to deliver with amazing practitioners.