Celebrating World Doula Week 2014

The purpose of World Doula Week ("WDW") is to empower doulas all over the world to improve the physiological, social, emotional, and psychologial health of women, newborns and families in birth and in the postpartum period. The World Doula Week events will take place all over the world during the same week, stating the benefits of the presence of doulas in birth and in the postpartum period:

* Reduces the incidence of c-sections      

* May shorten the length of labor      

* Reduces epidural and analgesic requests      

* Increases breastfeeding initiation and continuation     

* Increases mother’s satisfaction of birth experience      

* Can reduce the incidence of postpartum mood disorders     

* Increases new parents’ confidence in the care of their newborn

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