Why Hire a Doula?
There are many reasons why people hire Doulas; Maybe your family don’t live nearby, possibly your partner is away a lot on business, perhaps you already have children and need some extra help and support, maybe you are feeling daunted about becoming a parent….whatever the reason it has been proven that having a Doula really does help.
By having a BIRTH DOULA research has shown the following:
50% reduction of caesarean rate
25% shorter labour
60% reduction in epidural request
40% reduction in forceps delivery
Helps fathers participate with confidence
Increases success in breast feeding
Shortens first time labour by an average of 2 hours.
(Taken from ‘Mothering the Mother’ Klaus, Kennell and Klaus.)