Doulas: An Alternative Yet Complementary Addition to Care During Childbirth

  title={Doulas: An Alternative Yet Complementary Addition to Care During Childbirth},
  author={M. Kayne and M. Greulich and L. Albers},
  journal={Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  • M. Kayne, M. Greulich, L. Albers
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • The doula has evolved in recent years as a welcome and sometimes necessary addition to the health care team. Cost-cutting measures have increased provider-to-patient ratios, and perinatal technology has distanced nurses from the bedside of women in labor. Nurses rarely have the opportunity to stay with one woman throughout labor and birth. On the contrary, a laboring woman is the doula’s sole responsibility. The word “doula” is defined as a person who is “in the service of” the woman in labor… CONTINUE READING

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