DOULAS… THE RETURN OF A TIME-HONORED TRADITION OF SUPPORT DURING CHILDBIRTH.

Why use a Doula?

Benefits of Doula Care

A doula “mothers the mother” and in doing so, provides a level of personal care to enhance the experience of childbirth for the whole family.

Doula care has been proven to decrease:

  • Length of labor
  • Use of epidurals and other pain medications
  • Use of medical interventions such as augmentation of labor (use of Pitocin)
  • Cesarean section rates

A doula’s presence

  • helps fathers or partners participate at their own comfort level
  • assists busy hospital staff
  • saves money (fewer medical interventions, shorter hospital stays)
  • increases breastfeeding rates and success
  • supports overall family bonding
  • greatly increases a mother’s overall satisfaction with her birthing experience
University of California, San Diego Medical Center

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