What is World Doula Week?

Information taken from the World Doula Week website

What is World Doula Week?

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World Doula Week is time dedicated to empowering doulas all over the world to improve the physiological, social, emotional, and psychological health of women, newborns and families in birth and in the postpartum period. Worldwide events take place to educate on the benefits of having a doula for the birth and postpartum periods.  These benefits include:

* Reduces the incidence of c-sections      
* May shorten the length of labor      
* Reduces epidural and analgesic requests      
* Increases breastfeeding initiation and continuation     
* Increases mother’s satisfaction of birth experience      
* Can reduce the incidence of postpartum mood disorders     
* Increases new parents’ confidence in the care of their newborn

When is World Doula Week?

World Doula Week begins with World Doula Day on March 22nd and extends through March 28th annually. March 22  was chosen because it is the spring equinox, which represents the return of fertility in countless cultures.

Where can I find more information?

Find information about World Doula Week, events in your area, and how to get involved at World Doula Week.

 

One Reply to “What is World Doula Week?”

  1. Wow! There’s a doula week too? I didn’t know that. My mother used to work as a doula and boy, she would have been SO glad to finally get SOME recognition for the services she has done for the community. May her soul rest in peace!

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