It is a well known and well-documented* fact that a doula can positively influence birth outcomes. Having a doula at your birth can mean:

  • A shorter labor
  • a reduced likelihood of a cesarean section
  • a reduced likelihood of epidural analgesia
  • a reduced likelihood of pain medications of any kind
  • a reduced likelihood of a forceps or vacuum assisted birth
  • an increased likelihood of a childbirth experience that you would rate as satisfying or positive

Whatever your goals for birth — natural or medicated — a doula can be instrumental in achieving a satisfying and rewarding experience.

*The Doula Book, Marshall H. Klaus, M.D., John H. Kennell, M.D., and Phyllis H. Klaus, C.S.W., M.F.T