What effects does the presence of a doula have on babies?

Studies have shown that babies born with doulas present tend to have shorter hospital stays with fewer admissions to special care nurseries, breastfeed more easily and have more affectionate mothers in the postpartum period.

Posted in: Birth Doula FAQs (original from DONA International)

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