Postpartum Doula and Peer Telephone Support for Postpartum Depression

  title={Postpartum Doula and Peer Telephone Support for Postpartum Depression},
  author={D. Gjerdingen and P. McGovern and R. Pratt and L. Johnson and S. Crow},
  journal={Journal of Primary Care & Community Health},
  pages={36 - 43}
  • D. Gjerdingen, P. McGovern, +2 authors S. Crow
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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