Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Essential Ingredient: Doula

Why have a Doula?
Choosing a Doula to support your birth is a choice proven to shorten the length of labor, decrease the pain medication required, enhance bonding and breast-feeding and reduce the need for cesarean section.  A Doula will emotionally support both mother and father according to their changing needs during the course of labor and guide the parents with continuous reassurance in the normal process of labor.  By so doing, a Doula greatly reduces the stress and pressures of this beautiful life event.

Check out the latest proof!
Issue 2, 2011 of The Cochrane Library:

The Essential Ingredient: Doula   * 14 minute youtube video *