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Swedish Medical Center Welcomes Doulas To Staff

Bill Radke speaks with retired doula Penny Simkin about how Swedish Medical Center hopes to lower the rate of cesarean sections by hiring 27 doulas as staff members. Research has shown that doulas can reduce the number of c-sections by 50 percent. Swedish is the first hospital in Washington to try this approach.

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