Benefits of having a doula.
Research on doulas has shown numerous benefits for expectant and new parents. Studies have revealed that having a doula present during labour and delivery can lower the risk of cesarean section, reduce the need for pain medication, and result in shorter labour durations. Additionally, women who receive support from doulas report higher satisfaction with their birth experiences and feel more confident in their abilities to care for their newborns. These findings highlight the importance of the role of doulas in providing holistic care and support throughout the entire journey into motherhood.