Effects of psychosocial support during labour and childbirth on breastfeeding, medical interventions, and mothers' wellbeing in a Mexican public hospital: a randomised clinical trial.

@article{Langer1998EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of psychosocial support during labour and childbirth on breastfeeding, medical interventions, and mothers' wellbeing in a Mexican public hospital: a randomised clinical trial.},
  author={Ana Langer and L. Uribe Campero and Carolyn Garcia and Sof{\'i}a Reynoso},
  journal={British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={1998},
  volume={105 10},
  pages={1056-63}
}
OBJECT To evaluate the effects of psychosocial support during labour, delivery and the immediate postpartum period provided by a female companion (doula). DESIGN The effects of the intervention were assessed by means of a randomised clinical trial. Social support by a doula was provided to women in the intervention group, while women in the control arm received routine care. SETTING A large social security hospital in Mexico City. PARTICIPANTS Seven hundred and twenty-four women with a… CONTINUE READING