Birth doulas are trained professionals who provide continuous one-on-one care, as well as informational, physical, and emotional support to birthing women and their partners before, during and after birth to help them achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.

  • Decrease in unplanned Cesarean deliveries
  • Increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth
  • Decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief
  • Shorter labors
  • Decreased rate of interventions during labor
  • Reduced use of Pitocin (synthetic oxytocin)
  • Higher infant Apgar scores
  • Improved immediate breastfeeding success
  • Increase in overall birth experience satisfaction
  • Lower rate of postpartum depression