that doula support can:
Source The Doula Book: How A Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have A Shorter, Easier, And Healthier Birth.
By Marshall H. Klaus PhD, John H. Kennell MD, Phyllis H. Klaus MFT.
less perception of pain
continuous labor support
step by step support
"Doula" has become quite the buzz word in the last few years especially as more and more birthing couples begin to educate themselves about choices in evidenced based childbirth. A Doula is a trained professional who provides support during the entire childbirth process. This includes pre and post-natal support; involves the birthing mother and anyone she chooses as part of her birth team. Women who are supported by doulas experience shorter labors, more natural deliveries, improved breastfeeding, bonding and overall greater satisfaction with childbirth.
Kate Taylor, MA, MT-BC