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A doula is a trained professional who offers informational, emotional, and physical support

to women and their families before, during, and immediately after labor and birth. 

For more information on doulas please visit and Evidence Based Birth

  • Recognize birth as a key experience you will remember all your life

  • Perceive my role as nurturing and protecting your memory of the birth experience

  • Understand the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor

  • Assist you in preparing for and carrying out your plans for birth

  • Stay with the you throughout the labor

  • Provide emotional support, physical comfort measures and an objective viewpoint, as well as help you get the information you need to make informed decisions

  • Support your partner and work alongside them at their comfort level 


(Adapted from DONA Intl.)

Hiring a doula can result in:

  •  31% decrease in the use of Pitocin

  •  28% decrease in the risk of a C-section

  •  12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth

  •  9% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief

  •  14% decrease in the risk of her newborn being admitted to a special care nursery

  •  34% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience. 

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