GALS is an official 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization which seeks to provide emotional and physical support to women during their birth experience. Anyone in the Austin area can access a volunteer labor support companion by contacting the dispatch line: 512.934.2171.
MISSION: Providing emotional, physical, and informational support to empower women through their birth experience.
“Given the clear benefits and no known risks associated with intrapartum support, every effort should be made to ensure all labouring women receive support, not only from those close to them but also from specially-trained caregivers. This support should include continuous presence, the provision of hands-on comfort and encouragement.”
E.D. Hodnett, Support from Caregivers During Childbirth
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