This is one of the questions I have been asked most often. Many people wonder what the benefit of having a person doing exactly what their partner and midwife would do.
There are many reasons why a doula is different from the partner and a midwife.
However, it is not mentioned in it, that research has shown the effectiveness of a doula in reducing the medicalization of delivery so much so that WHO recently affirmed that doula is a precious presence during childbirth and that every woman should have on her side.
“Continuous support during labour has clinically meaningful benefits for women and infants and no known harm. All women should have support throughout labour and birth.”
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