Having a support person from early labor until after childbirth (such as a doula, nurse, midwife, or childbirth educator) has a proven, positive effect on childbirth.
Women who have continuous one-on-one support through labor may be more likely to:1
Although there is not a proven direct connection between continuous support and less labor pain, having a support person does help you feel more control and less fear, which are strong elements of mental pain control.
|Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine|
|Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Last Revised||November 13, 2013|
Last Revised: November 13, 2013
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