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Additional Services at Our Facility

Doula
Stefanie McMillin, DPT, CD
My Story
    My passion for women's health started at an early age, in the form of studying about pregnancy and childbirth. This passion is what led me to specialize in urogynecology after receiving my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Midwestern University in 2014. Following graduation, I immersed myself in all things women's health. After assisting with the birth of my nephew, I was propelled to become a certified Doula. The experience was intense and I felt an overwhelming sense of empowerment and gratitude. I knew from that moment that this was my calling. It is my dream come true to be able to once again follow my passion in serving women during such a monumental moment in their lives. Through my work as a women's health physical therapist, I have a deep understanding of anatomy and physiology that helps me tremendously in the delivery room. I have spent years treating postpartum conditions and I have found that far too often women are not getting the care that they need in the 4th trimester. It is my mission to bridge this gap through providing education and postpartum intervention alongside my work as a Doula.

What is a Doula?
    In Greek, the word doula translates to woman caregiver. It is a term used to describe a professionally trained and experienced labor companion who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to a mother and her partner before, during, and shortly after childbirth.

EVIDENCE SHOWS THAT USING A DOULA:
  • Decreases use of epidural by 35%
  • Decreases use of Pitocin by 71%
  • Decreases likelihood of forceps and c-section by >50%
  • Decreases labor time by 98 minutes
  • Decreases the incidence of postpartum depression and anxiety
  • Increases success with breast feeding
  • Increases mother-child interaction
  • Increases self-esteem
  • Increases birth satisfaction
Source: DONA International

For more information or to book complementary initial meeting contact Stefanie at:  sgmcmillin@gmail.com

   
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