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The Effects of Having a Doula on the Labor Process

Erika A. Greenley, Dominican University of California
Samantha Bowers, Dominican University of California

Abstract/Description

The objective of this study is to determine whether there are differences in the labor process between women who received labor support from a doula, compared with those who did not receive doula support in labor. As nurses, it is our job to advocate for our patients and ensure that we are providing the best possible care in order to promote an environment conducive to healing and optimal health. In the last decade, medical procedures have shifted from a surgical, pharmacological method of treatment, to a more holistic approach. A more holistic approach may involve anything from alternative medicine modalities to the use of a doula in order to enhance the labor experience for a woman during childbirth. Through a variety of methods and statistical measurement, the articles critiqued reveal a positive correlation between the presence of a doula for a laboring woman and the length and overall satisfaction of the labor process.

 
Apr 15th, 4:30 PM Apr 15th, 5:30 PM

The Effects of Having a Doula on the Labor Process

Guzman Lecture Hall

The objective of this study is to determine whether there are differences in the labor process between women who received labor support from a doula, compared with those who did not receive doula support in labor. As nurses, it is our job to advocate for our patients and ensure that we are providing the best possible care in order to promote an environment conducive to healing and optimal health. In the last decade, medical procedures have shifted from a surgical, pharmacological method of treatment, to a more holistic approach. A more holistic approach may involve anything from alternative medicine modalities to the use of a doula in order to enhance the labor experience for a woman during childbirth. Through a variety of methods and statistical measurement, the articles critiqued reveal a positive correlation between the presence of a doula for a laboring woman and the length and overall satisfaction of the labor process.