"It is within the journey of motherhood that a woman will discover how strong she is"
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
Satisfaction with birth experience
Decreased postpartum depression