Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Cesarean Rates And Epidurals Reduced By Doula Support During Labor

A new study on the effectiveness of doula support! Yay!

MedNews: Doulas
"Cesarean delivery rates decreased by 12%, the need for an epidural dropped by 11%, and the need for a cesarean after induced labor decreased by 46% when a doula arrived shortly after hospital admission and remained with the woman throughout her labor and delivery when compared with the group without a doula."

Hooray for doulas!