What are the benefits of having a Doula?

Many people state "I can't afford a Doula" and "I have enough family to support me doing labor and delivery." There are so many benefits to having a Doula and she isn't just there for the Mom, but she is also there for her support team. 

Here's a few reasons why having a doula is beneficial to families

  • Shorter labors
  • Lower levels of fear and anxiety
  • Higher maternal and partner satisfaction with the birth experience
  • Reduced need for vacuum and forceps delivery
  • Lower cesarean rates
  • Reduced pain medication and epidural rates

A Pregnant woman is like a beautiful flowering tree, but take care when it comes time for the harvest that you do not shake or bruise the tree, for in doing so, you may harm both the tree as well as it’s fruit.
— Peter Jackson, R.N.

  • Improved communication with the medical team
  • Lower levels of stress hormones 
  • More successful breastfeeding
  • Less postpartum depression
  • Continuous support
  • Improved parent-infant bonding