A doula is a someone who is there at your birth just for you. Her only objectives are to support and comfort you, and to help you give voice to your needs and preferences.
She has been professionally trained to know how to provide emotional, physical, and informational support for laboring moms.
Women who receive this kind of continuous care are significantly less likely to need pain medications, forceps or vacuum extraction, and surgical birth, and they consistently feel greater satisfaction with their births.
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