A randomized control trial of continuous support in labor by a lay doula.

@article{Campbell2006ARC,
  title={A randomized control trial of continuous support in labor by a lay doula.},
  author={Della Anne Campbell and Marian F. Lake and Michele Falk and Jeffrey R. Backstrand},
  journal={Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={
          456-64
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To compare labor outcomes in women accompanied by an additional support person (doula group) with outcomes in women who did not have this additional support person (control group). DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING A women's ambulatory care center at a tertiary perinatal care hospital in New Jersey. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS Six hundred nulliparous women carrying a singleton pregnancy who had a low-risk pregnancy at the time of enrollment and were able to identify a female… CONTINUE READING

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