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Found 18 Pros in Riverside, CA, USA | Birth doula support
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Elizabeth Clark

Long Beach, CA

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 5 years experience

We work together in partnership to provide the best supportive care for our families.

Care philosophy

We love supporting all families in all births. We believe in educating and empowering families to birth in the ways that are best for them.

Areas served

  • Seal Beach, CA
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Melanie Smith

CA

0 reviews • 300 families supported • 8 years experience

0 reviews • 300 families supported • 8 years experience

Melanie is a Birth Doula, Innate® Postpartum Care Practitioner, Certified Lactation Educator Counselor, and Birth Story Medicine® Mentor. Her focus is on supporting families through the changes to their bodies, minds, souls, and relationships before, during, and after the birth of a baby. She is passionate about centering the care of the Mother as the cornerstone for familial health, and honoring the rite of passage that is becoming a parent through community education and support.

Care philosophy

Intuitively honoring the individual needs of each family, Melanie approaches doula support with a hands-on curiosity. She offers a perfect balance of discovering what you hold dear and desire for your journey into parenting, while simultaneously offering the most essential resources for you to feel prepared and supported throughout the entire process.

Areas served

  • Aliso viejo, CA
  • Mission Viejo, CA
  • Irvine, CA
  • Laguna Beach, CA
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Dana Point, CA
  • San Clemente, CA
  • Laguna Niguel, CA
  • Orange, CA
  • Lake Forest. CA
  • Laguna Hills, CA
  • Corona Del Mar, CA
  • Tustin, CA
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Huntington Beach, CA
$ flexible
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Maddie Alpert McCarthy

Los Angeles, CA

4 reviews • 20 families supported • 2 years experience

4 reviews • 20 families supported • 2 years experience

I’m Maddie (she/they), a full-spectrum doula based on Tongva Land / Los Angeles, CA, where I am from. My practice centers autonomy, informed consent, and compassionate care for all reproductive moments. I came to doula work after being moved by fellow birthworkers to create client-centered, advocacy-driven models within and outside of our healthcare system. One-on-one work with clients continues to inspire my broader visions for the future of reproductive equity. Services include birth, fertility, pregnancy loss, and abortion support. My practice is guided by the belief that all people deserve reproductive experiences that center their needs, desires, and choices. As a queer person, I am excited to support the LGBTIA+ population with expansive and gender-affirming care. I support clients in feeling prepared and informed before their births, and help them feel as comfortable as possible in a meaningful birth experience and memory.

Care philosophy

I offer client-centered support through the full spectrum of reproductive and family building experiences, leading with autonomy, informed consent, and compassionate care. See more at maddieam.com.

Areas served

  • Los Angeles
  • Hollywood
  • Silverlake
  • Los Feliz
  • West Hollywood
  • East Hollywood
  • Culver City
  • Eagle Rock
  • Pasadena
  • South Pasadena
  • East Los Angeles
  • Altadena
  • Lincoln Heights
  • Boyle Heights
  • Downtown
  • North Hollywood
  • Sherman Oaks
  • Van Nuys
  • Encino

Reviews

  • Chidi
    December 31, 2021 at 5:08 am | Client review

    Maddie was very professional in her communication with me from the very moment I connected with her. It was my first pregnancy and so first time requiring the services of a Doula and I was not 100% sure of what to expect. Maddie went above and beyond to provide the support and care that I required. She visited me in my home despite the covid situation. She explained every detail of what she could offer and gave me an opportunity to ask questions and make an informed decision. She worked so well with my family and the medical team overseeing my care. After delivery, she was still in touch with me and my family and visited me postpartum offering support all the way. I highly recommend her if you are looking for a knowledgeable, caring and professional Doula.

$ flexible
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Lili Eichler

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

Lili is there to answer any of your questions along the way, guide you in preparing for your birth, and be there as a calm presence when things get intense. She will support you physically through breath work, counter-pressure, position suggestions, aromatherapy, cold/heat therapy, and sound therapy, reminding your body that it is safe. Lili can be there as your primary support person, or as the support person for you and your partner. She is not there to replace your partner, but to empower them as well so that they can play an active role in your birth, and in their own journey towards becoming a parent.

Care philosophy

As a birth doula, Lili’s job is to support you emotionally, physically, and spiritually on your journey towards motherhood. She is there to trust you and your innate power, and to remind you to trust yourself.

Areas served

  • West Los Angeles
  • South Bay
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Sabrina Sowards

CA

1 reviews • 61 families supported • 3 years experience

1 reviews • 61 families supported • 3 years experience

My interest in this work began as a young adult when my older sister was pregnant and I was invited to be a member of her birth team. I remember being overwhelmingly awed by the birth process and the human body. My interest continued as I started on the path to become a labor and delivery nurse. I found, rather quickly, the path of becoming a L&D was too clinical for me and did not feed my soul how I wanted. While in search for what was next, I became pregnant myself. I was confident I had wanted a home birth with a midwife and a doula, but ended up having a planned hospital birth due to a misdiagnosed medical condition. My birth was not at all what I wanted it to be. I was not given options, I was not given information, I was not given time to think and it left me somewhat scarred. After my daughter was born, my husband was only able to take a week off of work. I also had my stepdaughter to take care of and I felt like I didn't have time to heal, establish a good breastfeeding routine, or bond with my darling girl. I remember feeling completely unsupported. It was then that I decided I wanted to help mamas to have empowered births that they wouldn't need to emotionally recover from. My experience shaped my doula practice. My experience makes informed consent my top priority with my clients as well as bonding time within the family and breastfeeding support. I love what I do and I love helping each family I work with to have a more fulfilling experience.

Care philosophy

My goal with all of my clients is to ensure they feel informed, empowered and encouraged to advocate for themselves.

Areas served

  • Irvine
  • Newport
  • Huntington Beach
  • Fullerton
  • Orange
  • Tustin
  • Laguna Niguel
  • Cypress
  • Cerritos
  • Long Beach

Reviews

  • Lauryn
    May 20, 2021 at 4:38 pm | Peer review

    I never had a doula with my first child but I’m so grateful to have met Sabrina with my second child. I wanted a different experience this time around and she went above and beyond for me. Not only is she full of knowledge but she is also patient, kind, supportive, non judgmental. She has the energy and passion to make you excited about what can be a scary process especially after having experienced a traumatic first birth. She is nothing short of amazing and I’m so lucky to have had her with me during labor and birth. Thank you Sabrina!

$ flexible
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Anna Calamaro

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

Welcome to TzimTzum Doula. My name is Anna Calamaro and I am a DONA International trained birth and postpartum doula. I believe pregnant encompasses the body and the soul. Pregnant should not just be a physical condition to be endured; rather, it should be a meaningful phase in your life. When I am not working as a pastoral care professional at Cedars-Sinai or taking classes in rabbinical school, you can find me binging birth videos on YouTube! I marvel at the miracle of birth. After reading Anita Diamant’s The Red Tent, the strength and wisdom of women giving birth and assisting the birthing process awakened something within me. I realized birth work was meant to be at the core of my career. Being a doula encompasses so many facets of my personality: the caring, nurturing and supportive side, the educator and lifelong learning side, and the spiritual, ritual, and community building side. While embarking all these parts, I recognize that there are times when the most important role I can play as a doula is to be still, quiet, patient, and calm in order to support the birther and help them embrace their own personal experience.

Care philosophy

Each birth is as individual as the person birthing, and each family has unique desires and hopes for the birth of their child. As your doula, I will support YOU and your partner in your desires for YOUR birth. I support you in YOUR birth choices, whatever they may be. I empower you through informed choice so you may empower yourself. “If you don’t know your options, you don’t have any.” (-Korte)

Areas served

  • North Hollywood
  • West Hollywood
  • Beverly Hills
  • Pico-Robertson
  • Silver Lake
  • Echo Park
  • Mid City
  • Larchmont
  • Koreatown
  • Central LA
  • Los Feliz
  • Hollywood
  • Century City
  • Culver City/Palms
  • Westwood
  • Brentwood
  • Santa Monica
  • Venice/Marina Del Rey
  • Mar Vista
  • West LA
  • Hollywood Hills
  • Glendale
  • Burbank
$ flexible
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Andrea Murillo

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 2 years experience

Hi folx! Allow me to reintroduce myself- I am Andrea Murillo She/Her/Ella pronouns. I’m a LA based Full Spectrum Doula Doula that services LA• OC• IE• VC & Worldwide Remotely I am the owner of Resistencia Collective and I am here to offer my services and help create a community for BIPOC & LGBTQIA+ folx

Care philosophy

My work is rooted in Reproductive Health and Justice. Reproductive health and justice is intersectional and is the root of other social justice movements. Together we will educate ourselves and create body autonomy by having inclusive & educational conversations Join me in this beautiful journey that will empower and heal you

Areas served

  • Los Angeles
  • Orange County
  • Ventura County
  • United States
$ flexible
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Alyssa Guzman

Chino Hills, CA

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

I decided to become a doula after I was present for my youngest sister’s birth. I was inspired and felt called to work in this area. I plan to further my education and become a midwife. My mission as a doula is to remove trauma from the birthing experience and replace that with empowerment and peace.

Care philosophy

I truly believe that birth is a beautiful, natural thing. Women’s bodies were made to give life and I am here to support that journey. I am here to empower women and remind them of what they are capable of. I am here to advocate for them and their plans for their birthing experience. I encourage women to focus on their mindset and remind them to take power over their experience.

Areas served

  • Chino Hills, CA
  • I service areas around SoCal
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Britney Murphy

Palm Springs, CA

0 reviews • 150 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 150 families supported • 10 years experience

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Care philosophy

My approach to birth is based on the belief that You Can Do It! With a little bit of knowledge and guidance, anything is possible. I have experience working with mothers choosing a home birth or birth center as well as mothers choosing to give birth in a hospital. I have supported families from different backgrounds, in different birth environments, and with different birth preferences.

Areas served

  • Coachella Valley
  • Inland Empire
$ flexible
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Kathi Webster

Long Beach, CA

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

I am a birth and postpartum doula based in Long Beach, CA and mother of three amazing adult daughters. With my daughters now grown, I can turn my full attention to my doula practice.

Care philosophy

My passion is to empower women to find their voice, to know their options, and to make peace with whatever path their journey may take.

Areas served

  • Long Beach, South Bay and the OC
$ flexible
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Ja’ Tranaé

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 9 years experience

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 9 years experience

Family Planner #holisticcare #holistichealing #LosAngeles

Care philosophy

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Areas served

  • Washington DC
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Phone / Virtual Support
$ flexible
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Trinytei Aaron

CA

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 5 years experience

Trinytei's services are full service from: Baby Planning Services, Nanny and Sitter services, Doula Services with Newborn/birth photography. For the busy momma who loves a luxurious lifestyle, we have our maternity concierge services for step by step support.

Care philosophy

Trinytei info at luxury baby concierge dot com believes her mission and purpose is to bring families the education and support they need and deserve to have the birth experience and parenthood journey they desire. Supporting families from conception to crib and beyond. We believe this will make a more stress-free and peaceful world because the world is just a magnificent place full of families!

Areas served

  • Calabasas , CA
  • Orange County, CA
  • Los Angeles County, CA
  • San Diego County, CA
  • Tustin, CA
  • Irvine, CA
  • Newport Beach, CA
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Karen Guthrie

San Clemente, CA

0 reviews • 64 families supported • 7 years experience

0 reviews • 64 families supported • 7 years experience

What do I mean by support? Any of the following... Total support for your choices Guidance for your partner Knowing what is normal Figuring out if your water broke Being your terminology cheat sheet Help deciding when to leave for the hospital/birth center Tricks for quicker and easier birth Many kinds of reassurance Wisdom about food, sleep and liquids Guided meditation Nausea relief Back and foot rubs Aromatherapy Position ideas Calm Giving your partner a bathroom or snack break Ideas on recovery and adjusting to baby TENS unit availability Taking photos of the first minutes after baby is born Sleep sooner cheat sheet

Care philosophy

You should be able to make any choice without judgement. As a doula, I have dedicated myself to learning ways to shorten and ease labor. My doula package includes a complementary chat, one or two prenatal meetings, 24/7 pregnancy support, birth support (no matter when you need me) and, a postpartum visit. Call or text me to set up a chat or check out my website www.birthyourwaydoulas.com

Areas served

  • Orange County California
  • North San Diego County
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Whitney Lowe

Newport Beach, CA

0 reviews • 300 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 300 families supported • 4 years experience

Perceptive to each birthing couples needs Whitney has a knack for the perfect support during birth whether it be hypnosis techniques, aromatherapy, massage, or just grounding the energy in the room. Her love for the birth process is evident in all that she does. Having had her own journey with three very different births with each of her boys, from complicated hospital births to having her youngest at home supported by her doula and midwives, her passion is to empower women to find their voice in the process, to know their options, and to make peace with whatever path their journey may take.

Care philosophy

Whitney is a compassionate and loving Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis Doula, Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, Reiki Master, and Midwife Assistant at Beach Cities Midwifery.

Areas served

  • Orange County
  • Long Beach
  • Newport Beach
  • Huntington Beach
  • Irvine
  • Tustin
  • San Clemente
  • Laguna Beach
  • Corona Del Mar
  • Dana Point
  • Laguna Hills
  • Laguna Niguel
  • Lake Forest
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tracy hartley

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 695 families supported • 26 years experience

0 reviews • 695 families supported • 26 years experience

The very experienced doulas at B*E*S*T support and back each other up, so you are guaranteed an experienced doula at your birth. I mentor new doulas to help them gain hands-on experience and bring one to each birth or provide virtual support while they attend your birth in person. This allows full coverage at your birth, no matter how long labor lasts and provides additional support for your partner so that they can rest and be awake to help when the baby has arrived.

Care philosophy

With almost 26 years of experience as a birth doula, I am familiar with all of the local hospitals and their policies and procedures. I can help you prepare for and navigate the process, whether you're planning a natural birth, a medically managed birth or a surgical birth. I have supported families at the births of 696 babies as of May 2022.

Areas served

  • Pasadena
  • San Marino
  • Alhambra
  • Los Angeles
  • East Los Angeles
  • Glendale
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Milky Mama

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

0 reviews • 1000 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 1000 families supported • 4 years experience

Milky Mama was founded by Krystal Duhaney, a Registered Nurse, IBCLC and breastfeeding mama of two in 2016. Since its birth, we have assisted over 50,000 parents in their pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding journeys.

Care philosophy

At Milky Mama, our lactation consultants and doulas have extensive experience, knowledge, and a passion for supporting parents throughout their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum to help them achieve their goals. It is our goal to empower and educate you so that you can make the best, informed decisions for you and your family.

Areas served

  • Inland Empire
  • Riverside County
  • San Bernardino County
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Meredith Bowling

Long Beach, CA

0 reviews • 25 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 25 families supported • 4 years experience

Do you feel lost, scared, and/or nervous when you think about giving birth? Well, look no further! I have can ease these thoughts and give you the knowledge and support so you will have an empowering birth.As a doula, I am with you before you go to your birthplace, for the entire labor, and afterward. I provide advice, knowledge, suggestions to be comfortable, provide compassionate support, and caring reassurance. I believe our connection with each other plays a vital role in our experiences during the birth process and all attributes of parenting. One very important part of connectedness is becoming aware of, honoring, and caring for our own self-care. Discovering and connecting to how our body and mind work in conjunction will enhance the labor and birth process. Being present with our loved ones and children creates the space for deep innate interactions. Your birth will be totally awesome and empowering with proper support from me. My clients often say that giving birth with my support was magical and empowering.

Care philosophy

My philosophy on birth is that it is a normal, natural process that your body was perfectly designed to experience. My desire as your doula is to support you in a way that allows and encourages you to achieve your goals and desires for birth, whatever they may be, as well as one that keeps mom and baby healthy.

Areas served

  • Torrance
  • Lakewood
  • Anaheim
  • Fullerton
  • Brea
  • Santa Ana
  • Costa Mesa
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Molly Tallon

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 35 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 35 families supported • 5 years experience

I offer a wide range of services that all fall under the umbrella of "guide and teacher." As a birth doula I provide information and support in decision making. As a Childbirth Educator I provide more formal resources and information in a community building and lecture setting. As a Postpartum Doula I provide a safe harbor for all the questions, large and small, that plague new parenthood. I am lucky to call Birth work my calling.

Care philosophy

Helping families prepare for parenthood in all it's iterations. I am here to support body autonomy and choice. Feeling in charge of our bodies and babies is how we avoid trauma in the pregnancy and birth space. Surrendering to the process and maintaining body autonomy creates a safe and positive birth space.

Areas served

  • East Side, Silver Lake, Valley, Hollywood

Doula Services: FAQs

A doula is a professional that provides emotional, physical and educational support to new parents before, during, and after childbirth and into the early postpartum period. Doulas are companions who strive to give families a safe, positive, and healthy labor experience. They provide parents with evidence-based information and education on childbirth and are someone who the parent can turn to with questions and concerns about having a baby. Doulas also take an active role in collaborating with the parent to create a birth plan.

A certified birth doula offers advice and techniques to help reduce the stress that the parent often experiences during childbirth and provides you with education about different aspects of delivery and labor and what comes after.

There are two ways you can hire a doula through Meela in Riverside, CA.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Riverside, CA and send the doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend interviewing at least three before hiring your top doula.

You can also hire a doula in Riverside, CA in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Riverside, CA. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Riverside, CA doulas: in a few hours, you will have a collection of doulas near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience and read reviews. You can chat with each doula to learn more about them.
  1. Hire a doula with confidence: schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top doula choices. Hire your top doula and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, you can expect the average cost of a doula in Riverside, CA to be $1,214, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of California. The cost of a doula in Riverside, CA can range from $997 to $1,431. These costs are based on a representative group of 1,036 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of California. The average cost of a doula in California is higher than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

When hiring a birth doula in Riverside, CA, you and your doula will discuss and agree upon a fee structure, and your doula will send you itemized invoices through Meela, which you can pay securely through the app.

Some insurance companies will cover all or part of the cost of hiring a doula. Contact your insurance company to find out if they offer any coverage for hiring a doula; not all insurance companies do.

You can hire two types of doulas in Riverside, CA: a birth doula and a postpartum doula. The birth doula is during your pregnancy and through the birth of your child. They provide you with emotional, physical and educational support during your pregnancy, your labor and delivery and for the first few hours after your child is born.

A postpartum doula will support you for the first few weeks after the baby is born. They provide in-home assistance, including teaching you how to take care of your newborn, acting as lactation consultant, and can provide some night nanny services.

Yes, a birth doula can provide support during a Cesarean birth and delivery. Doulas are non-medical professionals and do not replace obstetricians, physicians, midwives or nurses. They are an additive member to the team and provide emotional, physical and informational support to the birthing parent, partner and family. It is up to you whether the certified doula can remain in the operating room during the procedure.

When you hire a doula in Riverside, CA, your services typically include several in-person prenatal sessions, 24/7 phone and text support, full attendance throughout your labor, and several hours of support immediately following your birth.

A doula in Riverside, CA can help you in any kind of birth. Certified doulas are able to assist parents in creating the ideal “birth environment” and help parents deliver their baby safely. A doula can provide support during the birth whether it occurs in a hospital, a home, or another birth center of some kind. Doulas are there to support you in your desired birth preferences, whether that is a preference for natural, non-medicated, assisted, C-section or anything else.

Certified doulas can also act as a liaison between you and hospital staff regarding your childbirth expectations and preferences. For example, if your preference is to have a non-medicated birth, a doula can help guide you through that process and create a personalized birth plan. A certified doula in Riverside, CA does not replace medical staff (such as your obstetrician and nurses).

When a surgical procedure is required, there are some situations in which a birth doula can also remain in the operating room, although this is not an expected obligation. A certified birth doula can also assist hospital staff to improve the overall birthing experience. A doula in Riverside, CA will typically stay with the parents for several hours after birth to help them with birth recovery.

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Riverside, CA can help improve parent satisfaction with their baby’s birth and delivery. The involvement of a doula can also lead to shorter deliveries with less complications.

Recent studies show that parents who have a support person like a doula by their side throughout labor and childbirth are more likely to:

  1. Give birth without the need for pain medicine
  2. Describe their birth experience in a positive way
  3. Give birth without the need for medical intervention, such as C-sections or vacuum delivery
  4. Experience a shorter labor

You can hire a doula early in your pregnancy to allow you time to get to know each other and to begin planning for your later trimesters, labor, birth, and aftercare. It is ideal to hire a doula when you are around 20 weeks along, but you can start looking for one before that.

It is never too late to hire a doula in Riverside, CA; you have right up to your due date to find a doula near you and receive all the benefits of doula support.

While many people think that a doula and a midwife are the same thing, their educational background and job duties are different. Doulas are non-medical professionals who provide emotional, physical and educational support, while also offering actionable advice and guidance to new parents about how to nurture their baby.

A midwife is a certified nurse-midwife (CNM) or a certified midwife (CM). CNMs are medical professionals that are certified and licensed by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. CMs are also certified, but they do not have nursing backgrounds.

Doulas are not medical professionals; they focus on the emotional support for the parents and the family before, during, and after the birth of the baby. Their job is to provide information, advice, and support to the family not diagnose any medical conditions or provide medical advice.

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