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Benefits of a Doula

The benefits of a doula are widespread, and research based. Check out some statistics below on the impacts of having Kelsey present as a doula at your birth can have. 

The Evidence on Doulas at Births

The following statistics are provided by researcher Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN. Dr. Dekker is the Founder and CEO of Evidence Based Birth and the author of the book "Babies are Not Pizzas- They're Born Not Delivered." Learn more about this research and Dr. Dekkers work here.

39% decrease in the risk of Cesarean with a doula 

15% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth with a doula 

10% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief

Shorter labors by 41 minutes on average

38% decrease in the baby’s risk of a low five minute Apgar score

31% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience

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