There is lots of research, client stories and other information about "The Doula Effect". Please take a few moments to look at the links.
LATEST DOULA NEWS
"Results are of random-effects analyses, unless otherwise noted. Women allocated to continuous support were more likely to have a spontaneous vaginal birth and less likely to have intrapartum analgesia or to report dissatisfaction. In addition their labours were shorter, they were less likely to have a caesarean or instrumental vaginal birth."
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Continuous support for women during childbirth.
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Research round-up on the Nurturing Birth Website.
Please look at the DOULA UK Survey page to see details of the latest UK doula statistics.