Female relatives or friends trained as labor doulas: outcomes at 6 to 8 weeks postpartum.

@article{Campbell2007FemaleRO,
  title={Female relatives or friends trained as labor doulas: outcomes at 6 to 8 weeks postpartum.},
  author={Della A. Campbell and Kathryn D Scott and Marshall H. Klaus and Michele Falk},
  journal={Birth},
  year={2007},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={
          220-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Data collected on more than 12,000 women in 15 randomized controlled trials provide robust evidence of the beneficial effects of doula support on medical outcomes to childbirth. The objective of this paper was to examine the association between doula support and maternal perceptions of the infant, self, and support from others at 6 to 8 weeks postpartum. The doula was a minimally trained close female relative or friend. METHODS Six hundred low-risk, nulliparous women were enrolled… 
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