Doula benefits

Le ultime raccomandazioni dell’OMS su Intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience sostengono che ogni donna dovrebbe essere affiancata da una persona di sua scelta durante il travaglio e tutta la durata del parto.

Nel famoso libro di Klaus, Kennell e Klaus, Mothering the Mother, i vantaggi di un accompagnamento da parte di una doula vengono elencati nel modo seguente:

25% riduzione della durata del travaglio

50% meno tagli cesarei  

40% meno nascite con i forceps 

40% uso in meno di ossitocina sintetica

60% meno epidurali 

30% uso in meno di analgesici  

Ulteriori vantaggi a lungo termine:

  • Allattamento facilitato
  • Minor rischio di depressioni postnatali
  • Maggior soddisfazione materna
  • Miglior interazione madre-bambino
  • Sentimento di sicurezza del bambino
Lo studio recente (2017) pubblicato Cochrane Library su Continuous support for women during childbirth conferma quanto sopraccitato.

One HEART two HANDS

Die letzten WHO Empfehlungen über Intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience bekräftigen, dass alle Frauen von einer Begleitperson ihrer Wahl durch die ganze Wehendauer und der Geburt unterstützt werden sollen.

Im bekannten Buch von Klaus, Kennell, und Klaus, Der neue Weg der Geburtsbegleitung werden die Vorteile einer Begleitung durch eine Doula folgendermassen erklärt:

25% verkürzte Wehendauer

50% weniger Kaiserschnitte

40% weniger Zangengeburten

40% weniger Verabreichung von synthetischem Oxytocin

60% weniger PDA

30% weniger Einsatz von      Schmerzmittel

Langfristige Vorteile werden auch erwähnt:

  • Leichteres Stillen
  • Weniger postnatale Depression
  • Grössere mütterliche Befriedigung
  • Bessere Mutter-Kind Interaktion
  • Sicherheitsgefühl vom Kind

Die 2017 erschienene Cochrane Library Studie über Continuous support for women during childbirth unterstützt obengenannte Vorteile.


The latest World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on Intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience sustain that a companion of choice is recommended for all women throughout labour and childbirth.

In the famous book Mothering the Mother, by Klaus, Kennell, and Klaus, the advantages of having a doula supporting you throughout labour and birth are explained.

25% decrease in the length of labour

50% fewer Caesarean sections

40% decrease in use of forceps

40% decrease in use of synthetic oxytocin

60% decrease in use of epidurals

30% decrease in use of pain medication

There are also long-term benefits of labour and birth support which include:

  • Improved breastfeeding
  • Decreased postpartum depression
  • Greater maternal satisfaction
  • Better mother-infant interaction
  • Secure, well-bonded children

The latest Cochrane Library study (2017) on Continuous support for women during childbirth confirms what is said above.