Research 

Research has shown that having a Doula present at birth;

  • Shortens first time labour by an average of 2 hours

  • decreases the chance of caesarean section by 50%

  • decreases the need for pain medication

  • helps fathers participate with confidence

  • increases success in breastfeeding

(Klaus, Kenneell and Klaus, 1993)

 

A survey of birth Doulas in 2013 conducted by Nurturing Birth showed that;

  • Only 12.5% of births supported by Doulas ended in caesarean section, just under half the national rate of 25.5%

  • 26.3% of women had a home birth with doula support, compared with the 2.4% national rate

  • epidural uptake was less than 15% compared to a 62.9% national average (49.3% spontaneous births)

  • 96.4% of women who gave birth supported by a doula initiated breastfeeding, and of those 81.4% were still exclusively feeding at 6 weeks (as compared to 73% and 47.2%)

This research has been published in MIDRS and can also be found to download on the Nurturing Birth website 

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PREGNANCY CIRCLE-Every month at The Snug. Small group, 6 spaces, relaxed and informal. Time for you, chat all things pregnancy and birth and meet other parents to be. Contact me for more info or to book your space (NOW A WHATSAPP GROUP/SOCIALLY DISTANCED) FULLY BOOKED. ***spaces available in September.

*****please note-all services are online/virtual  or socially distanced at present. Free support is available for first hour for those in need. Thank you.

STAY SAFE, warm wishes to all, Emma

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