Here is an article I found that I thought you might be interested in… – Kelly Huffpost Parents Posted: 08/29/2014 How Doulas Have A Huge, Positive Impact On C-Section Rates Doulas — nonmedical professionals who help women cope with childbirth and the...
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....
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)