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Lakartidningen. 2003 Dec 18;100(51-52):4268-71.

[Doula--a new concept in obstetrics].

[Article in Swedish]

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Kvinnokliniken, Södersjukhuset, Stockholm. peter.thomassen@sos.sll.se

Abstract

We wanted to study the effect of extra emotional support in the form of a non-professional woman (doula) before and during delivery. About 200 primiparae were invited to participate in a prospective study which intended to assess differences in delivery outcome between women with and without a doula. Fifty-four declined to participate, 55 had a delivery with doula and 46 were controls. Lower rate of emergency caesarean sections in the doula-group was noted. The parents as well as the staff, became to regard the doula as a valuable support during delivery.

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