Advantages of a doula
Numerous studies show the positive effects, when a birth occurs with the supportive and loving accompaniment of a doula:
- Shortened labour.
- Pain- and relaxing medications such as epidural are applied more rarely.
- Fewer complications.
- Lesser use of contractions-supporting substances.
- Fewer forceps- and vacuum delivery.
- Fewer C-sections.
- Newborns were more reactive and drank from the breast
- Strengthening couple bond.