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Those who use continuous support are:

  • More likely to have a spontaneous vaginal birth.
  • Less likely to have intrapartum analgesia.
  • Less likely to report dissatisfaction.
  • More likely to have a shorter labor.
  • Less likely to have c-sections.
  • Less likely to have instrumental deliveries.
  • Less likely to have regional analgesia.
  • Less likely to have a baby with low apgars.See http://www.cochrane.org/about-us/newcomers-guide 
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Rachel has worked as a register nurse (BSN from University of Utah) since 2004 with a work history in Labor and Delivery, NICU and Postpartum Care. She is also the founder of New Beginnings Doula Training which she organized in 2011. When she's not busy being a mother and grandmother, she can be found reading research papers related to some aspect of childbirth.

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