Fun Facts

Numerous studies have shown the benefits of a doula-supported birth. According to the Better Birth Network, a woman using a doula:

  • has a 25% shorter labor
  • has fewer complications
  • is 50% less likely to have a Cesarean
  • requests 30% less pain medication and 60% fewer epidurals
  • is 40% less likely to receive oxytocin to speed up labor
  • experiences easier breastfeeding
  • suffers less postpartum depression
  • reports greater satisfaction with her birth experience overall
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