What is a Doula?

Amber pictured here during a homebirth with local Midwife Candace Leach

What is a Doula?

 DONA International Doula's are trained to mother the mother. They help you achieve the birth you want by providing continuous physical and emotional support, information, and guidance during pregnancy, birth, and your fourth trimester.

The Evidence on Doulas

"Overall, people who received continuous support were more likely to have spontaneous vaginal births and less likely to have any pain medication, epidurals, negative feelings about childbirth, vacuum or forceps-assisted births, and Cesareans. In addition, their labors were shorter by about 40 minutes and their babies were less likely to have low Apgar scores at birth. There is a smaller amount of evidence that doula support in labor can lower postpartum depression in mothers. There is no evidence for negative consequences to continuous labor support.

The results of this study mean that if a birthing person has continuous labor support (that is, someone who never leaves their side), both mothers and babies are statistically more likely to have better outcomes!"

To read more visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/the-evidence-for-doulas/

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

"The recommendations also suggest that women benefit from continuous emotional support and the use of non-pharmacologic methods to manage pain. Support offered by trained labor coaches such as doulas has been associated with improved birth outcomes, including shortened labor and fewer operative deliveries.”

To read more visit this link 


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