Benefits and Roles of a Birth Doula

Benefits of a Birth Doula:

  • Shorter labor
  • Fewer complications/interventions
  • Cesarean rates reduced
  • Less use of episiotomies
  • Less need for medications to speed labor
  • Less need for forceps/vacuum extractor
  • Fewer requests for pain medications
  • Increased confidence in self and in partner/ coach
  • Higher success rate in breastfeeding
  • Increased satisfaction with birth experience
  • Continuity in care: prenatal, labor, birth and immediate postpartum
  • Lowers anxiety /stress levels

>>Birth Doula Services

Role of a Birth Doula:

  • Prenatal meeting(s)
  • Phone support
  • Support for entire labor: early labor, home/ hospital/ birth center, and first hours after birth
  • Postpartum visit(s)
  • To help you cope with labor and any unexpected or unwanted events
  • Benefits to Coach/Partner:
  • Allows partner to be involved to their own comfort level
  • Support and help for the partner Partner can take breaks
  • Increased confidence in self and laboring mother
  • Partner views birth experience and baby more positively