This is the third of 4 posts. Each birth is unique and I don’t think of my doulas 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 23 wonderful doula clients give birth so far. (I have 2 who are expecting.)
Cesarean Rate: 26% (If I take out my 3 moms this year that had breech babies -what are the chances of THAT- then it is 15%)
The rest of the statistics don’t include the cesarean moms.
So of the moms who had vaginal births looking at epidural/un-medicated:
So of the moms who had vaginal births with NO Pitocin looking at epidural/un-medicated:
Stats of vaginal birth moms regarding comfort:
35% completely comfortable
41% some manageable discomfort
24% had discomfort during active birthing time
Moms with no pitocin comfort level:
47% completely comfortable
38% some manageable discomfort
15% had discomfort during active birthing time