The Birth Doula assists a woman and her partner during labor to help them cope with the physical and emotional demands of birth.
Numerous clinical studies have found that both mothers and babies benefit when a doula is present during birth, according to DONA (Doulas of North America), one of the foremost doula-accrediting organizations.
A worldwide study, involving more than 1500 women, found that mothers who received Doula support were the ones with the shortest labours.
The positive effects for mothers, according to these studies, include:
The positive effects for babies, according to DONA’s review of the evidence-based literature, include: