An untapped resource to improve maternal outcomes

Americans' desire for more comprehensive birthing and postpartum care has led to an enduring role in the realm of labor support: the doula.

Doulas are nonclinical professionals who can provide emotional, physical and informational support during pregnancy, delivery and after childbirth. Research shows working with a doula can reduce cesarean section rates, decrease complications and increase satisfaction with birth experiences. But because doula support is rarely covered by insurance, accessing care can be challenging.

This white paper outlines opportunities for health plans to expand access to doula care and improve outcomes, especially for at-risk populations. 

Key learnings:
  • How prenatal and birth doula care can improve birth outcomes
  • The role postpartum doulas can play in improving postpartum mental health
  • Strategies for seamlessly integrating doula support with health plan coverage

Please fill out the form to download the whitepaper.