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Kansas birth doula starts nonprofit


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas doula, an assistant to women giving birth, has started a nonprofit to help teenage mothers, incarcerated pregnant woman and low-income single mothers.

Juliet Swedlund told The Topeka Capital-Journal that women in these underserved groups may not even be aware that a doula is an option because they are not covered by most insurance in Kansas.

"Most of the women you will find who are getting a doula are middle-income white women," she said. "But there are whole populations of people who are missing out on this service because of fees or because of cult...

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