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EVIDENCE BASED BIRTH FINDINGS: WHY ARE DOULAS SO EFFECTIVE?

Traci is very proud to be featured in the article “New Evidence for Doulas” by Evidence Based Birth supporting one of her moms.

The findings from the article include:

  • 31% decrease in the use of Pitocin*
  • 28% decrease in the risk of Cesarean*
  • 12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth*
  • 9% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief
  • 14% decrease in the risk of newborns being admitted to a special care nursery
  • 34% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience*

For the four of these outcomes with an asterisk, results with a doula were better than all the other types of continuous support that were studied. For the other outcomes, there was no difference between types of continuous support.

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Traci Weafer

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