There is lots of research, client stories and other information about "The Doula Effect".  Please take a few moments to look at the links.

LATEST DOULA NEWS

"Results are of random-effects analyses, unless otherwise noted. Women allocated to continuous support were more likely to have a spontaneous vaginal birth and less likely to have intrapartum analgesia or to report dissatisfaction. In addition their labours were shorter, they were less likely to have a caesarean or instrumental vaginal birth."

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Continuous support for women during childbirth.

For an easier read of the important facts - click here

Research articles

Research round-up on the Nurturing Birth Website. 

Articles

Doula Surveys

Please look at the DOULA UK Survey page to see details of the latest UK doula statistics.

Here it is in an alternative format at Nurturing Birth