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What is a Doula?
The Birth Doula assists a woman and her partner during labor to help them cope with the physical and emotional demands of birth.
Why should I use a birth doula?
Numerous clinical studies have found that both mothers and babies benefit when a doula is present during birth, according to DONA (Doulas of North America), one of the foremost doula-accrediting organizations.
A worldwide study, involving more than 1500 women, found that mothers who received Doula support were the ones with the shortest labours.
The positive effects for mothers, according to these studies, include:
The positive effects for babies, according to DONA’s review of the evidence-based literature, include:
A doula (/ˈduːlə/, also known as a labour coach and originating from the Ancient Greek word δούλη which is the feminine form of "slave") is a nonmedical person who assists a woman before, during, or after childbirth, as well as her husband and/or family, by providing physical assistance, and emotional support.