Today our doula group, “Heart and Hands” Doula Service, presented a local Pittsburgh hospital with our first ever “Most Doula Friendly Award.” It was a great turnout. We had lactation consultants, childbirth educators, NICU nurses, midwives and hospital administrators come to receive the award.
Magee won the award for working hard over several years to make the hospital friendly to doulas, and also more mother friendly as well. Magee has the most lactation consultants in the area. Doulas are allowed to attend their clients into cesarean births, during epidural administration and in triage as well as in regular labor and delivery. We have even had them them allow us to do a belly cast for a mom who was confined to the hospital before labor! Congratulations, Magee!