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By Beverly S. Paris

Healthy Start Coalition’s doula program seeing positive outcomes

VERO BEACH — Whether it’s a mother’s first birth, or not, the Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition’s Doula Program is discovering many positive results since launching the program in the fall of 2016.

First, what are doulas? They are trained non-medical professionals who provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.