Thursday, September 5, 2013

Essential to Birth: Doulas

This is a great DONA video, describing the evidence and need for a doula in the birthing room. Like they say, connection with your doula is the most important. Any woman that you trust, whether they have any official training at all, will be a blessing to your birth experience.



If you are hoping for an unmedicated delivery I would recommend that your friend or doula inform themselves about how to be the most help in the birthing room, but studies show that even a quiet woman sitting in the room during the whole process has a dramatic impact on maternal feelings and birth outcomes (Klaus).

Having womanly emotional support for birth clearly makes a difference.

Recommended Reading: 
Birth Partner
The Doula Book (Klaus)

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