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'The greatest feeling you get, knowing you have made a big difference': survey findings on the motivation and experiences of trained volunteer doulas in England

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Support from a doula is known to have physical and emotional benefits for mothers, but there is little evidence about the experiences of volunteer doulas. This research aimed to understand the motivation and experiences of volunteer doulas who have been trained to support women during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.A postal questionnaire survey was sent to volunteer doulas at five volunteer doula projects working in low-income areas in England. Quantitative and qualitative data wer...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12884-016-1086-6

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
NPEU
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Somerville College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
289
Pages:
1-11
Publication date:
2017-09-29
Acceptance date:
2017-09-16
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ISSN:
1471-2393
Pmid:
27680500
Source identifiers:
648012
Language:
English
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pubs:648012
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uuid:0abe2818-67f0-4146-b3b7-a05414b75dc1
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pubs:648012
Deposit date:
2017-09-20

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