Why hire a doula?

Both women and their partners win with a doula on their team! The benefits have been well-documented:

Birth Doula Benefits:

28% less likely to have caesarean
31% less likely to use synthetic oxytocin to speed up labour
9% less likely to use any pain medication
12 % more likely to have a vaginal delivery
and research has shown…

  • shorter labours
  • experience less pain
  • less often require vacuum or forceps delivery
  • babies have higher APGAR scores
  • more than twice as likely to report satisfaction with their birth and care experience!

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Postpartum Doula Benefits:

  • decreased postpartum depression
  • increased breastfeeding success (length)
  • increased self-confidence
  • increased timely referral to professional has positive impact on family
  • decreased incidence of abuse

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