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Research shows doulas make a difference

A growing body of research shows that the use of a doula has clear benefits for families during childbirth and postpartum, with no known risks. Visit our web site regularly to see new research.

An updated systematic review of the effects of continuous labor support that summarizes the results of 21 randomized controlled trials involving over 15,000 women was published in The Cochrane Library in 2011, issue 2, and is available on the Childbirth Connection website. Hodnett ED, Gates S, Hofmeyr GJ, Sakala C, Weston J. Continuous support for women during childbirth. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD003766. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003766.pub3.

   

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