Benefits Of Having A Doula

Doula

Over the years studies have shown that having a doula part of a family’s birth team may decrease the overall cesarean rate, the length of labor, and the use of Oxycontin. A doula is a professional who is trained in childbirth and provides continuous support to a mother before, during, and just after birth. Some families also opt for postpartum doulas. Aside from being experienced, loving, and immensely helpful, doulas often require the power of touch and massage to reduce stress and anxiety during labor

 

Benefits of opting for a doula include:

• According to a recent study published on PubMed.gov, Continuous Support for Women During Childbirth, women who received continuous support were more likely to have spontaneous vaginal births and less likely to have any pain medication, epidurals, negative feelings about childbirth, vacuum or forceps-assisted births, and C-sections

• Same study, concluded women who hire doulas are less likely to have intrapartum analgesia

• Other studies have shown that having a doula or midwife helps increased chances of having a positive start to breastfeeding

 

 

Continuous support during labor has clinically meaningful benefits for women and infants. So whether you opt to hire a doula/midwife or not, having support throughout labor and birth is not only imperative for your health, but as well as your newborns

 


 

Authors
Emin Bora Boke, Social Media Marketing Intern 
Jeslie MartinezBelle Maison Agency Recruiter
 
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