Science Behind Doulas

Scientific studies have consistently shown that having a doula attend births positively impacts the medical outcome of the birth for both the mother and baby.

IF A DOULA ATTENDS YOUR BIRTH, YOU ARE:

  • more likely to have a spontaneous vaginal birth,
  • more likely to have a shorter labor,
  • less likely to use pain medication during the birth,
  • less likely to have a cesarean section or instrumental vaginal birth,
  • less likely that your baby will have a low five-minute Apgar score, and
  • less likely to report dissatisfaction with your birth experience.

READ MORE ABOUT THE EVIDENCE FOR DOULAS.

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