What is a Birth Doula?

→ Doula is a greek word meaning “woman’s helper,” and originated when women gave birth in their homes surrounded by other women. A birth doula provides informational, emotional & physical support and comfort to a woman & her partner throughout the pregnancy, birth, & postpartum period.

Recent studies found the following benefits for woman who used a Doula

  • Reduces the overall cesarean rate by 50%
  • Reduces the length of the labor by 25%
  • Reduces the use of Synthetic Oxytocin (Pitocin) by 40%
  • Reduces the use of Pain Medication by 30%
  • Reduces the need for Forceps by 40%
  • Reduces the request for Epidurals by 60%

Mothering The Mother.  Klaus, Marshall M.D., et al. 1993.



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