Advantages of a doula

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.

What is a doula?

While the midwife is responsible for all things medical, the doula serves to enhance the care of the family by providing physical, emotional and educational support before, during and after birth. She is a non-medical professional trained in working with families during the childbearing year. The benefits of this ancient role were rediscovered in the 1970s through a study done by Drs John Kennell and Marshall Klaus. We invite you to explore our website and learn how a doula can support you during this transformational journey.


Contact Info

Association Doula CH, Zugerstrasse 31, 8820 Wädenswil    
Phone: Sabine Lanfranchi 077 418 71 37