Families who are doula shopping, now can get more information about doulas as well as have a chance to meet local Austin birth and postpartum doulas! Every 4th Sunday 5-6pm in Austin is “Keep Austin Doula’d” Day– We will show a short film about doulas, then go through FAQ’s and answer questions from the group. Then there will be a casual “mix and mingle” opportunity for couples who want to chat and meet individual doulas.  Most sessions will be held at St Davids Medical Center (32nd street location) in the Plaza Room 405. Only the October location will be different, in pairing with the larger and better “Doula Share” event that same day.

Sept 22  St Davids Medical Center 5-6pm

Oct 27 Any Baby Can (7th street Austin) 3-6pm Doula Share, 5-6pm Meet the Doula

Nov 24 St Davids Medical Center 5-6pm

Dec 22 St Davids Medical Center

 

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How does a doula really make a difference?
Results from different studies have all suggested that having a doula reduces the overall cesarean rate by 50%, Pitocin use by 40% and requests for epidurals by 60%. The use of a doula also showed a major reduction in the length of labor due to fewer stress hormones being produced in the laboring woman’s body.

The Doula Book © 2002; Klaus, Marshall, Klaus and Kennell.