Just read this from the DONA website
Numerous clinical studies have found that a doula’s presence at birth
- tends to result in shorter labors with fewer complications
- reduces negative feelings about one’s childbirth experience
- reduces the need for pitocin (a labor-inducing drug), forceps or vacuum extraction and cesareans
- reduces the mother’s request for pain medication and/or epidurals
Other studies have shown that having a doula as part of the birth team decreases the overall cesarean rate by 50%, the length of labor by 25%, the use of oxytocin by 40% and the request for an epidural by 60%.
Now why would a "woman's clinic" take away her support system? I am guessing that the clinic doesn't want someone advocating for the mother. Maybe they prefer to have "control" over the birth. Maybe they use scare tactics, maybe they are just plain mean. For whatever reason it's time to make a stand.
Lets call this clinic and tell them that:
We are in charge of our births
We decide who will and will not be our support
We will use any safe method we choose to manage pain (Bradley for one)
We deserve an advocate
We will not be bullied, scared or discriminated against.
We are women, HEAR US ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!
Aspen Woman's Clinic.. Give them a call 801-374-5000- Let them know you don't like their SIGN!!!