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)