Benefits of a Doula

“There is a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.”

  • Laura Stavoe

Photography by : Apollonia Trujillo Gallegos

Benefits of a Birth Doula

“-28% less likely to have a cesarean section.

-31% less likely to use synthetic oxytocin to speed up labor.

-9% less likely to use any pain medication.

-34% less likely to rate their childbirth experience negatively” (DONA International, 2017).

Benefits of a Postpartum Doula

  • “Breastfeeding & bottle feeding support
  • Help with the emotional and physical recovery after birth
  • Light housekeeping so that mom does not feel so overwhelmed
  • Running errands
  • Assistance with newborn care such as diapering, bathing, feeding and comforting
  • Light meal preparation
  • Baby soothing techniques
  • Sibling care
  • Referrals to local resources such as parenting classes, pediatricion, lactation support  and support groups” – (American Pregnancy Association, 2021).