Six Steps to a Safer Birth
See Healthy Birth Practice 3: Bring a Loved One, Friend, or Doula for Continuous Support
Photo: Six Steps to a Safer Birth Booklet
“Women benefit from good support in labor. Research confirms that the better the support women receive, the easier their labor is and the more satisfied they will be with their birth experience. Feeling safe and cared for allows your brain to produce the hormones that help labor progress, decrease your need for risky interventions, and protect your baby from harm”(Mother’s Advocate).