• What are the benefits to having a Birth Doula?

    Here's the science guys....

    Below are the results of a 2008 UK survey. 165 surveys were returned and helped us get information from 735 births supported by a Doula.

    (full results can be found in the MIDIRS Midwifery Digest 2009).

    48% - Primiparous women (first time mums)

    45% - Natural births (with no induction, medicated pain relief, augmentation and instrumental deliveries)

    15% - Caesarean section (versus 24.3% nationally)

    20% - Epidurals (versus over 30% nationally)

    10% - Inductions (versus 20% nationally)

    70% - Vaginal birth after a caesarean section success rate

    23% - Labour in a pool

    19% - Successful home births (no transfer)

    86% - Breastfed at birth (versus 76% nationally)

    11% - Doula was single birth partner

    Goedkoop V. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, vol 19, no 2, June 2009, pp 217-218


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