Childbirth Companion

Doula Care & Educational Support

Why Hire a Doula?

Studies Show Benefits of Having a Doula

There are many circumstances and choices that effect the outcome of each birth.  However, studies have shown that women who receive continuous labour support, especially by a trained doula, are more likely to enjoy the following benefits. 

Effects on Birth Outcomes:

·         Shorter labours

·         Fewer complications

·         Reduced cesarean rates

·         Less need for oxytocin to speed up labour

·         Reduced need for forceps

·         Women request less pain medication and epidurals


Effects on the Mother:

·         Greater satisfaction with their birth experience.

·         More positive assessments of their babies.

·         Less postpartum depression.


Effects on the Baby:

·         Babies have shorter hospital stays with fewer admissions to special care nurseries.

·         Babies breastfeed more easily.

·         Mothers are more affectionate to their babies postpartum.


Effects on the Health Care System:

·         The cost of obstetrical care is dramatically reduced.

·         Women are pleased with the personalized care doulas offer.


The Benefit of Continuous Support in Labour is recognized by:

·         The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

·         The World Health Organization