When you have a doula, you have a better birth.

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The benefits of a having a Doula include:

Some of the many benefits of hiring a doula include:

a 40% decrease in the likelihood you will need Pitocin to augment your labor  

60% less chance you will need an epidural for pain relief  

46% decrease in your risk for having an unplanned C-section, and as much as an 80% decrease with a highly experienced doula*  

15% increase in the likelihood of having an uncomplicated, spontaneous, vaginal birth  

up to 100% more likely you will express satisfaction with your birth experience  

*approximately 1 in 3 births result in an (often unnecessary) cesarean in the United States  

What the Experts Say:

“The biggest benefit of having a doula is that you have a woman trained and experienced with labor and birth… whose sole job is to support you,

http://www.parents.com/pregnancy/giving-birth/doula/what-is-a-doula/ ➾

“Multiple studies have found better outcomes for birthing people who have doula support, including lower rates of maternal and infant health complications; lower rates of preterm birth and low birth weight infants; lower rates of cesarean sections (C-sections), which are associated with higher rates of maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity”

https://www.americanprogress.org/article/community-based-doulas-midwives/ ➾

“doula involvement can have an impact beyond the birth process itself (reducing cesarean births, birth complications, and medical interventions…. resulting in increased satisfaction, mother/baby attachment, and breastfeeding).”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3647727/ ➾

“Continuous support during labour should be the norm, rather than the exception.  Given the clear benefits and absence of adverse effects of continuous labour support, policymakers should consider including it as a covered service for all women.”

http://www.cochrane.org/CD003766/PREG_continuous-support-for-women-during-childbirth ➾


you deserve to have the best birth possible!