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Benefits of Labor Support

Benefits of Labor Support

From the book Mothering the Mother by:
Marshall H. Klaus, MD; John H. Kennell, MD and Phyllis H. Klaus, M.Ed., C.S.W.

This was the findings of completed and analysis of six studies done by the authors:

Without A Doula With A Doula
Length of Labor 19 hours 9 hours
Epidurals 55% 8%
Oxytocin Use 13% 2%
Forceps Delivery 26% 8%
Unmedicated Birth 12% 55%
Caesarian Delivery 18% 8%
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