BellyBelly’s Top 10 Reasons To Hire A Doula

BellyBelly is a fantastic community that covers a variety of topics from conception to parenting. On their facebook page, they often post interesting graphics that are full of information and, of course, cute baby pictures!

Recently, they did a list of ten reasons to hire a doula.  When I was training, I learned the following statistics for women who hire doulas to support them during labor. Moms who hire doulas have a

  •  50% reduction in the cesarean rate
  • 25% shorter labor
  • 60% reduction in epidural requests
  • 40% reduction in Oxycontin {pitocin} use
  • 30% reduction in analgesia {pain-killing drugs} use
  • 40% reduction in forceps delivery

[These statistics can be found in Mothering the Mother: How a Doula Can HelpYou
Have a Shorter Easier and Healthier Birth
, Klaus, Kennell, and Klaus (1993)]

Those statistics  look boring when just typed in plain text. BellyBelly prettied them up, added adorable babies, plus 4 interesting facts of their own.

Enjoy!

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