"If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it."
Dr. Marshall Klaus
Whether you’re a first time mum or your expecting your second, third or fourth (or more!) baby and would just like some extra support, before, during and after the birth of your baby, a Doula could provide the comfort and continuity of care you’re looking for.
Research has shown that having a doula present at a birth :
Shortens first-time labour by an average of 2 hours
Decreases the chance of caesarean section by 50%
Decreases the need for pain medication
Helps fathers participate with confidence
Increases success in breast-feeding
Can give you greater self-confidence
Makes it less likely you will suffer from post-natal depression