Benefits of a Doula

The Benefits of a Labor Support Doula

“If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”
—John H. Kennel, MD

The benefits of the continuous support of a trained labor support person is well documented. Both low and high risk women have better outcomes when a doula is present.

In 2006 the Cochrane Review compiled multiple studies totaling 14 trials and involving more than 5000 women. The summary validated these findings about the continuous presence of a doula during labor:

Why choose a Birthways doula for your labor support needs? Read more about what Birthways offers that sets us apart from your choices for care.