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What does a doula do?

Posted June 26th, 2011 in Birth Doula, doula, fresno, Fresno Birth Doula, Pregnancy, Uncategorized by Kathryn DiPalma

A doula is a woman who helps women (and their families) in labor and birth.
Statistical benefits of having a trained doula present reduces:
the overall cesarean rate by 50%
the length of labor by 25%
Oxytocin use by 40%
pain medication by 30%
the need for forceps by 40%
epidurals by 60%

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