Doulas argue insurance proposal is about access, equity

DOULA DISCUSSION: Stacey Collins, left, asks questions of doulas Meg Bain, center, and Elyse Wilkie during a Doulas of Rhode Island gathering in North Kingstown earlier this month that allowed expectant mothers to investigate hiring a doula for delivery and postpartum services. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI
DOULA DISCUSSION: Stacey Collins, left, asks questions of doulas Meg Bain, center, and Elyse Wilkie during a Doulas of Rhode Island gathering in North Kingstown earlier this month that allowed expectant mothers to investigate hiring a doula for delivery and postpartum services. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI
Quatia Osorio had never heard of a doula before 2011. But after two miscarriages, the Rhode Island resident started looking into services to support her during pregnancy and delivery of her fourth child. Having a doula was a lifechanging experience, Osorio said. The certified, non-medical provider acted as a coach before, during and after childbirth,…

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