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Benefits of hiring a Doula
Clinical studies have found that a doula's presence at birth:
tends to result in shorter labours with fewer complications
reduces negative feelings about one’s childbirth experience
reduces the need for pitocin (a labor-inducing drug), forceps or vacuum extraction and cesareans
reduces the mother’s request for pain medication and/or epidurals
Research shows that families with doula support:
feel more secure and cared for
are more successful in adapting to new family dynamics
have greater success with breastfeeding
have less postpartum depression
Your partner is an essential support person for you to have by your side. The role of a doula is in no way to take the place of your partner. A Doula has knowledge about birth, medical procedures, and natural progression of birth. Doulas and partners work together to make up your labor support team.
"The skill of being with women in pain in labour often rests in believing in women when they do not believe in themselves."
- Nicky Leaf
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