Benefits of a Doula
Statistics taken from studies on birth support
- C-sections reduced by 50%
- Length of labour reduced by 25%
- Epidural request reduced by 60%
- Artificial oxytocin use reduced by 40%
- Use of narcotics reduced by 30%
- Forceps reduced by 30%
- Improved breastfeeding
- Increased time spent with baby
- Decreased postpartum depression
Klaus, Kennell, and Klaus (1993).
"If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it."
John H. Kennell, MD.