Sometimes people have asked me whether there is any concrete proof that doulas make a difference for birth outcomes. Although I believe that spiritual support for birth can make a big difference, my approach is also always scientifically-based. Science and spirituality - together at last.
Read this excellent article (or view the video) for an overview of all of the studies done relating to doulas. Spoiler alert: doulas are really impactful for pain management and fewer birth interventions.