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State Medicaid Approaches to Doula Service Benefits

This chart demonstrates how states are using a variety of approaches to provide doula services within their Medicaid programs to address existing inequities. Doulas provide continuous physical, emotional, and information support to people before, during, and shortly after childbirth. Current evidence suggests that pregnant people who receive doula care are more likely to have a healthy birth outcome and a positive birth experience.