Doula

Mother & Baby (UK) - - BUMP & BIRTH -

Don’t un­der­es­ti­mate the pain-re­liev­ing ef­fects of feel­ing that some­one is 100 per cent with you in labour. A re­view of tri­als in­volv­ing over 15,000 women found that hav­ing con­tin­u­ous sup­port from the same per­son in labour leads to less need for pain relief. This sup­port was found to be most ef­fec­tive if the per­son was nei­ther fam­ily, a friend, or hospi­tal staff. Find a doula at doula.org.uk, prices typ­i­cally start at £600.

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