This is the fourth of 4 posts. Each birth is unique and I don’t think of my doula clients as numbers by any means. But I am also fascinated by numbers, so I enjoy doing my stats each year. I am going to post my overall Doula and then Hypnobabies Students Stats. Then I will also post my stats for doula clients and Hypnobabies Students for 2009.
This post is for all my Doula Clients – some did the Hypnobabies Home Study instead of taking my live course. But they ALL did Hypnobabies.
I have had 10 wonderful doula clients give birth this year. My goal was to attend 3 births. I totally met THAT goal. 2 were planned cesareans, so I only attended 8.
Cesarean Rate: 30% (If I take out my 3 moms this year that had breech babies -what are the chances of THAT? 2 in the same week even- then it is 0%.)
The rest of the statistics don’t include the cesarean moms.
So of the moms who had vaginal births looking at epidural/un-medicated:
Stats of vaginal birth moms regarding comfort:
50% completely comfortable
25% some manageable discomfort
25% had discomfort during active birthing time (these Mom’s had baby’s in odd positions that caused discomfort. Both moms stayed calm and relaxed during their birth)
It was a great year as a doula. I enjoyed every birth I attended and learned a lot too!