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Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Doula Statistics

A 1993 study by Kennell, Klaus and Kennell showed that women who have doulas during their labors experience:
50% reduction in cesarean rates.
25% shorter labors.
60% reduction in epidural requests.
40% reduction in the use of pitocin.
30% reduction in requests for pain relief.
40% reduction in forceps deliveries.

1 Comments:

At 6:11 PM, Blogger I am a Milliner's Dream, a woman of many "hats"... said...

Newer studies show different stats, but there are definite advantages of using our services!

We're being careful about quoting those stats these days, but I am always still confortable knowing that I am able to say that there are fewer interventions, better bonding, breastfeeding, etc.
Hh

 

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