"It is within the journey of motherhood that a woman will discover how strong she is"
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How a Doula Can Benefit You

The word “doula” comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves” and today refers to a trained professional who provides physical, emotional and informational support to a woman before, during and just after birth.

What are the benefits of using a doula?
Studies have shown that the use of a doula during labor and delivery can have the following beneficial effects:

  • 50% reduction in the 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

  • Improved breastfeeding  

  • Satisfaction with birth experience

  • Decreased postpartum depression