There are many reasons to celebrate doulas, studies have shown that having the presence of a doula in the birth space; reduces the incidence of c-sections, shortens the length of labour, reduces epidural requests and increases mother’s satisfaction of birth experience, only to name a few.
So when do we get a chance to empower doulas all over the world and celebrate them for the wonderful work they do for women, newborns and families? World Doula Week!
When is World Doula Week?
World Doula Week begins with World Doula Day on March 22nd and will go through March 28th annually. March 22 was chosen because it is the spring equinox, which represents the return of fertility in countless cultures. The purpose of World Doula Week is to empower doulas all over the world to improve the physiological, social, emotional, and psychological health of women, newborns and families in birth and in the postpartum period.
There are many World Doula Week events that take place all over the world during this same week. Check out all the events on the World Doula Week website.