African American mothers are 2.1 times more likely than Caucasian mothers to experience severe maternal morbidity or adverse pregnancy outcomes that result in negative long-term health consequences. According to multiple studies, the impact of continuous support by doulas may lead to significant reductions in cesarean births, instrumental vaginal deliveries (use of an instrument to extract the fetus from the vagina), the need for medication to advance labor, and shortened durations of labor.
To help mothers get the proper care and guidance they need before, during, and post-delivery, the Detroit Medical Center welcomes doula services to help empower and guide mothers in their pregnancy journey. Doulas are our partners in health and are welcomed as members of our labor, delivery, and postpartum care team.
Why Choose DMC?
Join our multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals to help expectant moms have a healthy, positive birth experience.
Detroit Medical Center offers:
- A range of comprehensive obstetric services is offered at three birthing hospital locations, including Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Fetal Care Center (located at Children's Hospital of Michigan), Natural Birthing Suite (located at DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital), and advanced care for babies in our Special Care Nurseries or NICUs across the system.
- Integration with Children's Hospital of Michigan, a nationally recognized children's hospital for 15 years and counting, to provide continuity of care for babies through teens.
- A collaborative working environment with our experienced OB nurse navigator and fetal care nurse navigator to support moms and moms-to-be.
To learn more about our obstetrics services at the DMC, email us at [email protected] for more information.