Doulas are part of the ancient tradition of women helping women through childbirth — but their service is increasingly in vogue. Private practices are popping up in New York City and in metropolitan areas across the country, where doulas can be hired as an advocate for moms-to-be in the often-intimidating hospital setting, offering assistance before, during and after labor… New York Daily News Article Continue Reading
Doulas — nonmedical professionals who help women cope with childbirth and the postpartum period — do many things. They soothe. They massage. They cheer.
And, according to new research, they may also substantially lower women’s odds of having a cesarean section that isn’t medically necessary.
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