Monday, May 17, 2010

International Doula Month- Post #2

Why Would You Want or Need A Doula?
These facts are taken from the DONA website.

Numerous clinical studies have found that a doula’s presence at birth….
**Tends to result in shorter labors
**Reduces negative feelings about the childbirth experience
**Reduces the mother’s request for pain medication
**Reduces the need for Pitocin, forceps or vacuum extractions and C-Sections
Research shows parents who receive support:
**Feel more secure and cared for
**Have greater success with breastfeeding
**Have greater self-confidence
**Have less postpartum depression

Laboring With You,
Doula Mama Pam
1 Sam 12:23
PS- Testimony Tomorrow!!!!!

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