Companionship to modify the clinical birth environment: effects on progress and perceptions of labour, and breastfeeding.

@article{Hofmeyr1991CompanionshipTM,
  title={Companionship to modify the clinical birth environment: effects on progress and perceptions of labour, and breastfeeding.},
  author={George Justus Hofmeyr and V Cheryl Nikodem and W L Wolman and Brent Chalmers and Ted Kramer},
  journal={British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={1991},
  volume={98 8},
  pages={756-64}
}
OBJECTIVE To measure the effects of supportive companionship on labour and various aspects of adaptation to parenthood, and thus by inference the adverse effects of a clinically orientated labour environment on these processes. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING A community hospital familiar to most of the participants, with a conventional, clinically-orientated labour ward. SUBJECTS Nulliparous women in uncomplicated labour. INTERVENTION Supportive companionship from… CONTINUE READING

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