Tammy is a CAPPA certified Labor and Delivery Doula with Eden's Promise. The primary role of a doula is to provide emotional and informational support during pregnancy and childbirth.
Immediate benefits of Doula support include:
*Length of labor reduced by 26% - 50%
*Oxytocin use reduced by 40%
*Use of narcotics reduced by 30%
*Use of forceps reduced by 30%
*Epidurals reduced by 60%
Long-term benefits include:
*Increased time spent with baby
*Decreased postpartum depression
Analysis of studies indicate that the greatest benefits by far come from a doula with training who is not a member of the birthing woman's social network.
Information from CAPPA Labor Doula Manual copyright@CAPPA 1997-2015