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What is a doula? 

A doula, by definition, provides emotional and physical comfort and support before, during, and after labor and childbirth. 

Did you know that researchers have found that including a doula in your birth team can improve your overall birth experience in the following ways?

  • Lower the risk of Cesarean (by up to 39%)

  • Increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth (by up to 15%)

  • Decrease use of any medications for pain relief (by up to 10%)

  • Shorten labors (by 41 minutes on average)

  • Decrease in the baby’s risk of a low five minute Apgar score (by up to 38%)

  • Decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with your overall birth experience (by up to 31%)

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