Doula Benefits

Here are some potential benefits of having a doula present during birth:

  • 31% decrease in the use of Pitocin*
  • 28% decrease in the risk of C-section*
  • 12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth*
  • 9% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief*
  • 14% decrease in the risk of newborns being admitted to a special care nursery*
  • 34% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience*
  • Increased confidence for mom and dad
  • Reassurance throughout the labor process (there are stages)
  • Labor duration may be shortened — SUPPORTING RESEARCH
  • Decrease in some unnecessary medical interventions — SUPPORTING RESEARCH
  • Assurance and support if unexpected situations arise
  • You will feel like an educated consumer during your birth process


IMPORTANT: Doulas are NOT medical professionals. All birth experiences are different. We cannot guarantee any specific outcomes. A doula will help provide the best information and support to prepare parents for any situation that may arise during labor, delivery and postpartum care. ALWAYS consult your medical team before any medical decisions are made.