Can a doula really help you during pregnancy and childbirth? Yes.

My name is Sylvia Otvos and I offer both labour support and postpartum support to expecting moms and their families in the Montreal area. I also give group and private prenatal classes.

You may have heard that the support of a doula during childbirth can be very beneficial to mom and to baby. How beneficial? Studies have shown that the presence of a birth doula at a birth has resulted in:

  • 50% reduction in the cesarean rate;
  • 25% shorter labor;
  • 60% reduction in epidural requests;
  • 40% reduction in oxytocin use;
  • 30% reduction in analgesia use;
  • 40% reduction in forceps delivery.

If having a doula at your birth interests you, feel free to call me or email me and it will be my pleasure to discuss your needs further. I look forward to hearing from you!



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