Marabou will not charge anyone’s accounts until after the final amount has been raised. If enough funds are not committed, then we will send an email to the point of contact who initiated the account and inquire if they want to extend the deadline, or cancel the baby shower gift.

Doulas are there to bring peace and comfort as you recover and bond with your baby. As part of their profession, they are trained to accept that they will not be a good fit for all clients. It is commonplace for families to interview three to four doulas and choose one, so it’s normal for clients to move on with no hard feelings. It’s important that you’re comfortable with whoever is in your home first.
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<p>If you have any discomfort with your doula, do not hesitate to contact us. We will find a new doula who is more compatible, or you can recommend one to us!

We understand that you may have reasons this gift is not suitable for you. As much as we believe every mother deserves a doula, we won’t force you to accept one. If you are a mother who has been gifted a Marabou Service, please contact us and we will work with you to customize a service that fits your needs and desires.

That is ok! Our service is there to support Moms after they give birth. As long as enough funds have been raised to cover NICU insurance, we will also cover her in the event her newborn is placed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Please contact us if you have a mother who has NICU baby, and you have not begun an account with us yet at carrie.gaynor@marabouservices.com

Yes! It is always a great idea to support a mother, no matter what stage she is in. The postpartum phase can last longer than we think and doulas can help throughout any length of time after birth.

That is great! Send us contact information for the doula you know and we will get in touch. As long as they are willing to contract with us, we will use them first. Please send us their: <p>
<p>Name
<p>Email
<p>Phone Number
<p>Website (optional)

There are many great websites that can be used to find a doula!
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<p><a href=”https://doulamatch.net/” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>Doulamatch.net</a> is a great site for finding doulas of all specialties

<p><a href=”https://www.dona.org/what-is-a-doula/find-a-doula/” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>Doulas of North America</a> or DONA

<p><a href=”http://www.icappa.net/search/custom.asp?id=438″ rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>Childbirth and Postpartum Association</a> or CAPPA

<p><a href=”http://www.birtharts.com/find-a-doula.htm” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>Birth Arts International</a>  or BAI

<p>There may be local doula agency near you, your best bet will be finding them via a search engine.

Doulas are trained to flexible to support Mom in the way she needs to be supported. There are many standard things a doula will do, however, if the Mom asks for something out of the ordinary, they will comply as long as it is ethical and they are comfortable providing the service.

We do not ask our doulas to care for the baby unless the mother is home (i.e. Mom can take a shower or take a nap baby-free), however, if Mom wants to leave home while the doula cares for her child is not encouraged. The doula may do so at the mother’s request.

That’s great! More babies! Doulas are a great resource to support mothers with twins, get started now to support that momma!