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A Doula provides continuous emotional and practical support for mothers and couples through pregnancy, birth, and immediately postpartum. They also provide flexible practical and emotional support postnatally for new mothers and families in their own homes or hospitals. Doulas are usually experienced women and/or mothers who have undertaken a doula preparation course.

Some reasons and benefits for having a doula...

  • a more relaxed birthing atmosphere

  • the mother has an advocate when needed

  • the mother has help creating and carrying out a safe and positive birth plan

  • the mother is less likely to need pain medication

  • cesarean rates are cut by 50%

  • labors can be shortened by 25%

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