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Natural and Thrifty in 365: #223 Hire a Birth Doula
Posted By Crystal Collins On April 10, 2012 @ 8:00 pm In Health and Wellness,Organic and Green Living | 8 Comments
A birth doula is a person who attends births as a support for mothers and their families. The doula provides emotional support and physical comfort measures for the laboring woman. Numerous clinical studies have shown that the presence of a birth doula tends to result in shorter labors and reduces the need for pitocin, forceps, vacuum extraction and caesareans.
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