Doula

If you’re looking for assistance through your birth, a doula is a great option. Contact us for more information.

For women who choose a hospital or birth center birth, Doula Services are offered in North and South Carolina. Recent controlled trials involving over a thousand women demonstrate that the presence of a doula results in:

50% decrease in cesarean sections
25% decrease in length of labor
30% decrease in use of forceps
40% decrease in use of oxytocin
60% decrease in use of epidurals
30% decrease in pain medications (narcotics)

In addition, long-term benefits of labor support include:

Improved breastfeeding
Decreased postpartum depression
Greater maternal satisfaction

Statistics compiled from Mothering the Mother, by MH Klaus, JH Kennell, and PH Klaus; Addison Wesley Publicating Company, 1993.