Doula Benefits

Studies have found that women with support …

  • Decreased the length of labour by 25%
  • Decreased epidural by 60%
  • Decreased oxytocin by 40%
  • Decreased caesarean deliveries by 50%
  • Decreased forceps by 40%
  • Breastfed
  • Had greater self-esteem and less depression
  • Had a more positive childbirth experience
  • Experienced significantly safer, happier, and less painful births

Newborns in supported births…

  • Had lower rates of fetal distress
  • Were less likely to be admitted to neonatal intensive care units
  • Encouraged bonding