While doulas are non-medical support for mothers, their presence can improve medical outcomes of childbirth. (Flickr photo/Jason)

Childbirth educator Sharon Sullivan, R.N., and doulas Becca Foster and Kris Wilcox discuss the growing doula movement in Sitka. A “pre-conception” organizational meeting for Sitka NEST will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, November 30, at the North Sister Cafe, to consider options for creating a standalone birthing center in Sitka.

Downloadable audio.