Benefits of Doula Support

These numbers are from studies on labor support.

*  Cesarean sections are reduced by 50%
*  Length of labor is reduced by 25%
*  Oxytocin use is reduced by 40%
*  Use of narcotics is reduced by 30%
*  Forceps deliveries reduced by 30%
*  Epidurals reduced by 60%

Long Term Benefits
*  Improved breastfeeding results
*  Increased time spent with baby
*  Decreased postpartum depression

Information taken from CAPPA’s Labor Doula Training Manual

~ by cmb0414 on February 26, 2010.

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