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WHAT IS A "DOULA'?

a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HAVING A DOULA?

According to the American Pregnancy Association, studies have shown that having a doula as a member of the birth team :

  • decreases the overall cesarean rate by 50%

  • the length of labor by 25%

  • the use of oxytocin by 40%,

  • requests for an epidural by 60%.2