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Will having a doula achieve my goal of wanting a natural birth?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: Improve your odds

Having a doula is no guarantee of achieving a natural birth, but a large body of research shows those with doulas are less likely to require pain meds/anesthesia or need a c-section, forceps or vacuum extraction, so i highly recommend a doula (or friend who will act as a doula) to all women giving birth.
See http://www.Dona.Org/resources/research.Php for references to the research if interested.

In brief: Improve your odds

Having a doula is no guarantee of achieving a natural birth, but a large body of research shows those with doulas are less likely to require pain meds/anesthesia or need a c-section, forceps or vacuum extraction, so i highly recommend a doula (or friend who will act as a doula) to all women giving birth.
See http://www.Dona.Org/resources/research.Php for references to the research if interested.
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