Why Use a Doula?

Studies have shown that the presence of a doula improves birth in the following ways:

  • 50% reduction in cesarean birth
  • 30% reduction in requests for pain medication
  • 60% fewer requests for epidural anesthesia
  • 25% decrease in the length of labor
  • Lower postpartum depression rate for mothers
  • Increased breastfeeding success
  • Greater overall satisfaction from the mother about her birth