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No matter what your birth plan is,

a doula can improve it!

There are many ways to incorporate the skills and knowledge of a professional doula into your birth plan.

Labor Support

Placenta Services

Breastfeeding

Overnight Support

Consulting

Bereavement Support

the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine have this to say about Doulas:

Published data indicate that one of the most effective tools to improve labor and delivery outcomes is the continuous presence of support personnel, such as a doula.”

A Cochrane meta-analysis of 12 trials and more than 15,000 women demonstrated that the presence of continuous one-on-one support during labor and delivery was associated with improved patient satisfaction and a statistically significant reduction in the rate of cesarean delivery.”

Compared with women who have no support in labor, women who have support from a companion who is neither a member of the hospital staff nor a friend or family member have:*

*These statistics appear in Hodnett E, Gates S, Hofmeyr G, Sakala C. Continuous support for women during childbirth. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2003. Issue 3, Art. No. CD003766. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003766., and Hodnett ED, Gates S, Hofmeyr GJ, Sakala C, Weston J. Continuous support for women during childbirth. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD003766. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003766.pub3.
*Potential Benefits of Increased Access to Doula Support During Childbirth | Page
  • 60-80% reduction in Cesarean rate

  • 31% less use of synthetic oxytocin to speed labor

  • 25% shorter labors

  • 9% less use of any pain medication

  • 41% reduction in forceps or vacuum extractor delivery

  • 34% less dissatisfaction with their birth experience

  • Babies with better 5 minute APGAR scores.

  • Less anxiety and depression

  • More confidence with their baby

  • More satisfaction with their partner

  • Improved breastfeeding

  • Increased time spent with baby

  • Decreased postpartum depression

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With evidence like this behind doula care, how can you afford not to make Hound Hill Doula part of your birth plan?

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