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Doulas Are Valuable

Repost from @ahavabirthcollective

✨Doulas are V A L U A B L E✨

✴️ Even ACOG (American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology) recognizes that continuous in-person doula support has incredible effects on a laboring person.

‼️Read below for the FACTS! I saved the 💥BEST💥for last!!🙌🙌


👉👉...continuous one-to-one emotional support provided by support personnel, such as a doula, is associated with improved outcomes for a birthing person in labor.

👉👉 a birthing person who received continuous support was less likely to have a cesarean birth or a newborn with a low 5-minute Apgar score 1. Continuous support for a laboring woman that is provided by a nonmedical person also has a modest positive effect on shortening the duration of labor and improving the rate of spontaneous birth.”

👉👉”Continuous labor support also may be cost effective given the associated lower cesarean rate. One analysis suggested that paying for such personnel might result in substantial cost savings...”‼️🤯



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