Having a baby is one of the most joyful and challenging times of a woman’s life. With the professional support of a doula, women receive the emotional, physical and informational support they and their families need throughout the birthing experience.

Danbury Hospital strives to deliver positive, memorable patient experiences. Our multidisciplinary team, including the doula staff, fosters an atmosphere of kindness and compassion for a higher level of satisfaction. .

What is a Doula?

Doulas are professionally trained in the birthing experience. Women can choose to have a doula during their stay at the Family Birth Center. Doulas are on hand to support and encourage women and their families.

A doula sets the stage for welling with her continuous presence. She offers relaxation techniques to help women through discomfort and make sure they have everything they need during labor and delivery.

Benefits of a Doula for the Mother

  • Greater satisfaction with childbirth
  • More positive assessments with their babies
  • Less postpartum depression
  • Increased self esteem

Benefits of a Doula for the Newborn

  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Less likely to be admitted to Special Care nurseries
  • Breastfeed more easily
  • Receive more affection from their mothers postpartum

Reduction of Medical Interventions

Randomized clinical trials have indicated the following:

  • 51% reduction in cesarean births
  • 25% reduction in labor length

For More Information

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