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A Doula Is Becoming One Of The Most Effective Tools To Improve Birth. Here's Why

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Once dismissed as a “whoo whoo" type of practice, the doula industry is shifting and growing into something huge. In 2013 a study found that women at risk for adverse birth outcomes were less likely to have complications with a doula by their side, and in 2014, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists acknowledged the doula as one of the most effective tools to improve birth.

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How This Founder Landed $29M In Funding

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In 2016, Renee Wang sold her home in Bejing for $500,000 to fund her company, CastBox. Two months later, she landed her first investment. Just a half hour after hearing her pitch, she was offered one million dollars. By mid-2017, CastBox raised a total of $16 million in funding. CastBox's user numbers at that point? Seven million. Fast forward to today. Renee Wang of CastBox announces a $13.5 million Series B round of financing, bringing her funding total to a tidy $29 million. CastBox is now serving more than 15 million users.