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  • Helping our Missouri community grow since 1979

  • 103 South Oak Street
    Union, MO 63084
  • Franklin COunty Birth Services

  • This month's Chamber Spotlight is Franklin County Birth Services. They are located in Washington, MO and have been serving all of Franklin County for 2 years.


    Stephanie Herron, owner of Franklin County Birth Services, is a birth and postpartum doula, she is a trained, non-medical birth professional doula. FCBS is the leading Doula organization in Franklin County that takes pride in offering nonjudgmental and unbiased support to their clients. Doulas can add an extra set of hands to every birth, giving extra emotional and physical support, during the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum stages.


    Stephanie started this business with Nicole Rekart, but recently took over FCBS and would not be able to continue giving support to clients without Nicole’s support as a backup doula. Stephanie is in the process of getting her Child Birth Educator certification and plans to hold birthing classes for all of Franklin County at the studio she shares with Megaboo Photography, and is offering free consultations, in person and via Skype/Facetime.


    Not everyone wants or desires a doula, but there is evidence that doulas can be beneficial during and after pregnancy and birth. According to the ACOG (The American college of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) “Evidence suggests that, in addition to regular nursing care, continuous one-to-one emotional support provided by support personnel, such as a doula, is associated with improved outcomes for women in labor. Benefits found in randomized trials include shortened labor, decreased need for analgesia, fewer operative deliveries, and fewer reports of dissatisfaction with the experience of labor.”