In August 2014, the American Journal of Managed Care published a study by the U of Minnesota with findings that the presence of a doula in the delivery room prevents unnecessary c-sections by 80 to 90%, and reduces all c-sections by 60%! This is BIG! Click here to read the article: Potential Benefits of Increased Access to Doula Support During Childbirth. Continue reading Doula Research Page
The following conclusion of a meta-analysis of eleven randomized control trials which examine trained doula support answers this question rather well: Continue reading Someone else will be with me; why would I still need a doula?
Unlike doulas, midwives (and doctors and nurses) Continue reading What is the difference between a birth doula and a midwife?
Yes, a doula is needed at births–unmedicated births, epidural births, caesarean births, and anything in between.
“Honestly, to this day I REGRET not hiring a Doula from the beginning of my pregnancy. They did more for me in 5 days, than my doctor did for me in 9 months.”
My Birth Story… (12/11/13)
December 20, 2013 at 10:32pm
(used by permission from a repeat Mama!) Continue reading A Princess Birth Story
by Stephanie Emfinger, CD(CBI), CCE(AAHCC)
Sadly, no, you can’t have a homebirth with a midwife. Well, you actually can, but it is very complicated… Continue reading Can I have a homebirth with a midwife in Alabama?
Do we really want birth to be the safest it can be, or do we as a society only pay lip-service to this ideal? Continue reading Safe Birth