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Stony Brook-LIDA Volunteer Doula Project

 

Overview

The objective of the Stony Brook LIDA doula project is to support women with hands on comfort measures and emotional support during their labor and birth. Studies show that when a woman is supported by a doula the cesarean section rate is reduced by 50%, they have shorter labors and better birth outcomes and experiences.

  • Stony Brook is the first hospital in Suffolk County to recognize the need for a hospital-based doula program to better serve the community.

For more information take look at their  website .