Not only do many people not know what a Doula is, even more people don’t know how beneficial a Doula can be! The statistics are astounding! Women who use a doula are…
- 28% less likely to have a cesarean section
- 31% less likely to need synthetic oxytocin to speed up labor
- 9% less likely to use any pain medication
- 34% less likely to rate their childbirth experience negatively
And that’s just to name a few! Studies have also shown that using a doula shortens labor by 40 minutes (might not sound like much, but it is to a laboring Mom!) and their babies were less likely to have low Apgar scores at birth.
So if you’re on the fence about hiring a Doula, do your research, interview a few, and find the one right one FOR YOU!