Congratulations on your pregnancy! We hope you'll find answers to many of your questions about doulas here. Doulas of the Southwest is a group of independent, private doulas who meet together to educate expectant parents on the role of a doula. We welcome the opportunity to answer your questions by phone, email, or in person at our monthly mini-classes.
Benefits of Doulas
- 31% decrease in the use of Pitocin
- 28% decrease in the risk of C-section
- 12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth
- 9% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief
- 14% decrease in the risk of newborns being admitted to a special care nursery
- 34% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience
"The Evidence for Doulas," Evidence Based Birth.