Get Ready to Meet Your Area Doula!

Save the Date!

Meet Your Area Doula – Lafayette County: May 25, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Lafayette County Health Department, 547 S. Business Highway 13, Lexington, MO. This is the first-ever, Meet Your Area Doula event in Lafayette County, hosted in conjunction with the Lafayette County Health Department. Register today!

Find out how doulas and community health workers help birthing people have a safe, healthy, happy birth. Learn more about The MaIH (maternal and infant health) Project, sign up for an array of educational classes, and learn about upcoming opportunities to become a certified doula or community health worker. Register today!

Here’s What You Can Expect:

According to the American Pregnancy Association, doula support throughout the perinatal journey contributes to healthier, safer, and more positive birth experiences and health outcomes. Doulas answer questions, explain medical terminology and break down what to expect for various procedures or complications, provide techniques to manage stress and pain during labor, support clients in creating a birth plan that accommodates their desires for birth, prepare the birthing parent’s partner to provide support during birth and postpartum, and address any concerns or fears. Doulas also provide physical and emotional support throughout the perinatal journey, depending on what the birthing parent wants and needs.

Doulas do not dictate what the birthing parent needs, but rather empower the birthing person to feel comfortable expressing their desires for their birth and provide them the information needed to make confident decisions and provide informed consent. 

Learn what a doula is, how they support birthing people and their partners, and how they work with hospitals and other providers to help facilitate a happy, healthy birth and improve maternal morbidity and mortality rates for birthing people in Missouri.

You and your baby matter. 

The MaIH Project is here to help meet your needs and your baby’s.

Stress Less

One of the best ways to have a healthy birth is to stress less. Let us know how we can help meet your needs so that you can get ready to have your baby without the added worries.

Help is Here

Getting help is easy. Tell us what you need, we connect you with the right help, and they contact you.

We Keep Things Simple

To get help, call or contact us and we will walk you through the process to get what you need. We will stand by you throughout your pregnancy and after birth — if you need us — to make certain you have what you need.

It’s okay to ask for help:

We all need it sometimes. The MaIH Project believes in making sure you have what you need and that your wishes are respected. We deliver services in a caring way, no matter your race, gender, or where you come from. You and your family deserve a healthy start and a happy life. We are here to help.

For free, confidential support available 24/7, call the National Maternal Health Hotline at 1.833.943.5746 (available in English and Spanish).

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Pregnancy-related deaths determined to be preventable

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Mental health conditions that cause pregnancy-related deaths

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Pregnancy-related deaths between 43 days and a year after pregnancy

Call or text 844.860.0111 for help.

The MaIH Project: We’re in this together.