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DOULA SUPPORT & LABOR OUTCOMES

HAVING THE PRESENCE AND SUPPORT OF A DOULA CAN RESULT IN:

  • 9% drop in use of pain medication

  • 31% less use of Pitocin (synthetic oxytocin)

  • 34% fewer perceived negative birth experiences

  • 40 minute shorter labor

  • 12% increase in vaginal births

  • 28% fewer cesarean sections

  • Higher APGAR scores for newborns

  • Increased breastfeeding success