Experts: Doulas can improve health of expectant mothers

Josh Cobb/News Tribune photo: Angela Buckhall has been a Doula in the Jefferson City area for the last eight years. Doulas are women hired to help support pregnant women with their pregnancy.

Doulas can improve the health of expecting mothers, research has found.

However, they are not reimbursed by Medicare in Missouri, rendering their services unattainable for many.