Wie und warum „wirkt“ eine Doula?

Was kann eine kontinuierliche Unterstützung während der Geburt bewirken?
Gibt es aktuelle Untersuchungen, Forschungsergebnisse und Stellungnahmen dazu?

Ja, die gibt es! Nachfolgend findet sich eine kleine Auswahl zu diesem Thema…

How Doulas Have A Huge, Positive Impact On C-Section Rates
August 29, 2014 by Catherine Pearson
„What our study showed is that [lower odds of a C-section] don’t come with wanting a doula; it’s having a doula that is actually associated with important and substantial risk reductions.“

Safe Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Delivery
March 2014 by ACOG – The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
„Published data indicate that one of the most effective tools to improve labor and delivery outcomes is the continuous presence of support personnel, such as a doula. A Cochrane meta-analysis of 12 trials and more than 15,000 women demonstrated that the presence of continuous one-on-one support during labor and delivery was associated with improved patient satisfaction and a statistically significant reduction in the rate of cesarean delivery (111). Given that there are no associated measurable harms, this resource is probably underutilized.“

The Evidence for Doulas
March 27, 2013 by Rebecca Dekker
„Overall, women who received continuous support were more likely to have spontaneous vaginal births and less likely to have any pain medication, epidurals, negative feelings about childbirth, vacuum or forceps-assisted births, and C-sections. In addition, their labors were shorter by about 40 minutes and their babies were less likely to have low Apgar scores at birth.“

Doulas Do It Better
March 15, 2013 by Kevin Charles Redmon
„[…] women who were provided a doula’s “continuous support” during childbirth experienced shorter labors, fewer Caesarians, and were less likely to require the use of instruments—forceps, vacuums—or epidural drugs. “Continuous support during labour has clinically meaningful benefits for women and infants and no known harm,” the review concluded. “All women should have support throughout labour and birth.”

The Doula Advantage: Doula Studies
Eine Sammlung medizinischer Studien aus den letzten 30 Jahre im Zusammenhang mit Doula-Begleitung.

The Essential Ingredient: Doula
Documentary produced by DONA International in 2010 featuring commentary by all of DONA International’s esteemed founders and some of its celebrated past presidents speaking on the origin and rationale of doula support.