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Benefits of Doula Support..

There are so many articles available to expecting parents that explain the benefits of having Doula support.

Below is a quick breakdown, with links to interesting articles below.

During Labor and Birth

  • Decreased Caesarean rate by 50%
  • Decreased length of labor by 25%
  • Decreased use of synthetic oxytocin by 40%
  • Decreased use of forceps by 40%
  • Decreased requests for epidural anesthesia by 30%
  • Decreased tension and anxiety
  • Decreased maternal fever
  • Increased personal support from the birth partner during labour
  • Increased positive birth experience and feelings about labour
  • Increased shortened labour
  • Increased maternal co-operation and participation
  • Increased spontaneous vaginal birth


After the Labor and Birth

  • Decreased feeding problems
  • Decreased reported infant illness in the first six weeks postpartum
  • Decreased postpartum depression
  • Decreased stay for infants in the NICU
  • Decreased septic workup for infants
  • Increased maternal interaction during the first 6 weeks
  • Increased breastfeeding rate
  • Increased length of breastfeeding
  • Increased maternal self-esteem
  • Increased enhancement of maternal/infant bonding


For additional reading, please see the articles below.

Impact of Doulas on Healthy Birth Outcomes

Continuous Support for Women During Childbirth

A Doula Can Reduce Your Odds of a Caesarean

Doulas – Bonding and Birth


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