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22-3-2019 10:00 AM

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22-3-2019 11:30 AM

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Effects of a Doula Service for Low Income Women

Brittany Odes & Laetitia Kolombo

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Young-Me Lee

Background: While research shows that a doula service has many health benefits for the mother and baby, many barriers to the use of the service remains unknown.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review is to explore the effects of doula services on maternal and infant birth outcomes.

Methods: An integrative literature review will be utilized to evaluate current research articles to report the effects of a doula on maternal and infant birth outcomes.

Results: It was determined from the research database that access to a doula service for women from low socioeconomic backgrounds may help decrease rates of preterm labor, low-birth weight, and non-indicated cesarean sections.

Conclusion: This integrative literature review hopes to reveal the health benefits of a doula service for low-income mothers and their newborns. Additionally, this integrative literature review hopes to uncover the need for doula services in hospitals to support women from low economic statuses because a doula’s care extends after childbirth.

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Effects of a Doula Service for Low Income Women

Effects of a Doula Service for Low Income Women

Brittany Odes & Laetitia Kolombo

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Young-Me Lee

Background: While research shows that a doula service has many health benefits for the mother and baby, many barriers to the use of the service remains unknown.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review is to explore the effects of doula services on maternal and infant birth outcomes.

Methods: An integrative literature review will be utilized to evaluate current research articles to report the effects of a doula on maternal and infant birth outcomes.

Results: It was determined from the research database that access to a doula service for women from low socioeconomic backgrounds may help decrease rates of preterm labor, low-birth weight, and non-indicated cesarean sections.

Conclusion: This integrative literature review hopes to reveal the health benefits of a doula service for low-income mothers and their newborns. Additionally, this integrative literature review hopes to uncover the need for doula services in hospitals to support women from low economic statuses because a doula’s care extends after childbirth.

 

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