Doulas have been shown to greatly benefit birth in the following ways
➢ Less likely to need pitocen
➢ Less likely to have a cesarean birth
➢ Less likely to use pain medication
➢ More likely to rate their childbirth experience positively
I was a part of the 18 month Kaiser Doula Research Project, which helped to reinforce my beliefs in the great results of doula-assisted births.
Doulas help in tangible ways, including physical support, emotional support and supporting of the partner and family.
References are readily available if you would like to talk to families that can describe the benefits they received from having a doula-assisted birth.