Some benefits of having a doula
Because the birth experience will have long term effects on mom, dad, and baby, the continuous care of a doula is a valuable asset to the birth team. Whether she's offering suggestions on ways to cope with discomfort, helping you move into positions to help labor be as effective as possible, or explaining procedures without medical jargon or judgement, a birth doula greatly increases your likelihood of a positive birth experience.
Read more here at _The Evidence for Doulas
Often called the "fourth trimester", the first few months postpartum are a time of great adjustment for experienced parents and first time parents alike. For those that have experienced a cesarean or birth complications, the challenges can be even greater. Research shows that mothers, fathers, babies, and siblings have an easier transition with a good support team. With doula care, parents gain more confidence, mothers are less likely to have postpartum depression, and the breast feeding experience is more successful.
Read more here at _Is There Evidence Based Research Backing the Advantages of Have a Postpartum Doula?