Why Use a Doula
From the Doula Organization of North America (DONA):
“Facing unprecedented pressures to reduce expenses, many hospitals are targeting the largest single budget item – labor costs…. An unintended consequence of nursing cutbacks may be an increased Cesarean rate.
The inability of a pared down nursing staff to provide continuous coverage to laboring mothers (has been) shown to increase the chance of a Cesarean…. Doulas clearly improve clinical and service quality; they provide an absolutely safe way to reduce Cesareans and other invasive birthing interventions.”
Coming to Term: Innovations in Safely Reducing Caesarean Rates. Medical Leadership Council, Washingtion D.C. 1996.
Right now in the United States, the Caesarean rate is about 30% of all births!
Birthwell Angel Birth Doulas
Studies show that doula-attended births are shorter, have fewer interventions and complications, have better baby health outcomes, and better breastfeeding outcomes. Learn how Birthwell Angel Birth Doulas can support you and your partner during your birth.
Birthwell Angel Postpartum Doulas
Our postpartum doulas in Los Angeles care not only for the birthing parent but also her partner, the baby, the home, and siblings. We help your home run smoothly s you make this transition.