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)