Establishing a volunteer doula program within a nurse-midwifery education program: a winning situation for both clients and students.

  title={Establishing a volunteer doula program within a nurse-midwifery education program: a winning situation for both clients and students.},
  author={Elizabeth G{\'o}mez Mu{\~n}oz and Michelle R. Collins},
  journal={Journal of midwifery \& women's health},
  volume={60 3},
The use of labor doulas is beneficial for mothers and newborns, but availability and cost can be barriers. The Nashville Volunteer Doula Program was formed to provide labor support to clients of a faculty nurse-midwifery practice. The volunteer doula pool is comprised of both nurse-midwifery students who have trained as doulas and community doulas. Training and coordination of volunteers are managed by nurse-midwifery students with faculty support. Students gain valuable exposure to providing… 

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