Postpartum Doula and Peer Telephone Support for Postpartum Depression

@article{Gjerdingen2013PostpartumDA,
  title={Postpartum Doula and Peer Telephone Support for Postpartum Depression},
  author={Dwenda K. Gjerdingen and Patricia M. McGovern and Rebekah Pratt and Linda Johnson and Scott J Crow},
  journal={Journal of Primary Care \& Community Health},
  year={2013},
  volume={4},
  pages={36 - 43}
}
Objectives: This research provides the first test of feasibility of recruiting postpartum doulas and depressed mothers for a peer support intervention study and begins to evaluate the benefit of postpartum doula support and peer telephone support for at-risk mothers. Methods: The authors recruited postpartum doulas from national doula organizations, peer telephone supporters from nursing referrals, and mothers with depressive symptoms from 3 local hospitals, local medical practices, Web sites… 
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