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Continuous labor support by a doula

INTRODUCTION

A woman's view of her childbirth experience is influenced by several factors and can change over time. Factors associated with a satisfactory childbirth experience include [1]:

Personal expectations that were realized

Quality of caregiver support and rapport with the caregiver

Ability to participate in decision making

These factors may be as important as the effects of pain, pain-relief measures, obstetrical interventions, labor characteristics, demographics, birth environment, and preparation.

         

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Literature review current through: Nov 2014. | This topic last updated: Jul 21, 2014.
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