I had the privilege of being the doula for a family for the second time. What an honor to be present not only at one birth but now two for this amazing couple. This was their 4th baby and she was able to have her 2nd unmedicated hospital birth…..induced for good...
One of the most amazing benefits of being a doula is watching a mama have a second birth experience completely different than her first! I was privileged to be the doula for this incredible mom who had a hospital birth with her first little girl just 23 months ago....
Raechel and Jeremy welcomed baby Liam into the world on Friday, October 1st at 2:29am. Big brother Gavin and big sister Cambria waited anxiously at home while mom and dad worked hard bringing Liam into the world. I have to say how truly amazed I am at the strength of...
Benefits of a Doula!
The benefits of having a doula are many. The following study shows that the presence of a doula positively impacts your birth experience.
Look closely at these amazing results!
50% reduction in cesarean rate
25% shorter labor
60% reduction in epidural requests
40% reduction in Pitocin use
30% reduction in analgesia use
40% reduction in forceps delivery
(These statistics appear in Mothering the Mother: How a Doula Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth by Klaus, Kennell, and Klaus (1993)