Serving Midland, Saginaw, Bay City, and Mt. Pleasant, MI
Benefits of a Doula
"If a doula were a drug it would be unethical not to use it"
- Dr. Marshall Klaus
Numerous studies have revealed the benefits of having a doula present during labor. A recent Cochrane Review, "Continuous Support for Women During Childbirth", revealed a very high number of positive birth outcomes when a doula was present. When a doula was present, women were less likely to have pain relief medications administered, less likely to have a cesarean birth, and reported having a more positive childbirth experience.
Other studies have shown that having a doula as part of the birth team:
decreases the overall cesarean rate by 50%,
the length of labor by 25%,
the use of oxytocin by 40%,
and the request for an epidural by 60%
Who wouldn't want that!!!!!!!!!