Can midwives reduce postpartum psychological morbidity? A randomized trial.

  title={Can midwives reduce postpartum psychological morbidity? A randomized trial.},
  author={Tina Lavender and Stephen A. Walkinshaw},
  volume={25 4},
BACKGROUND Women who are traumatized after childbirth find that listening, support, counseling, understanding, and explanation are the most useful treatments. However, little evidence is available from randomized trials of the relative efficacy of these treatments as a positive postnatal intervention. This study purpose was to examine if postnatal "debriefing" by midwives can reduce psychological morbidity after childbirth. METHOD A randomized trial was conducted in a regional teaching… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 54 extracted citations

Preventing postpartum depression part II: A critical review of nonbiological interventions.

Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie • 2004
View 3 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…