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“Being the best person that they can be and the best mum”: a qualitative study of community volunteer doula support for disadvantaged mothers before and after birth in England

Abstract:
Background: Disadvantaged pregnant women and new mothers are at increased risk of psychosocial stress, anxiety and depression. As well as affecting birth outcomes and child development, poor maternal emotional wellbeing can inhibit the development of parenting self-efficacy and successful adjustment to the maternal role. Social support is a protective factor against antenatal and postnatal depression, anxiety and stress, and improves mothers’ confidence in infant care. Commun... Expand abstract
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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s12884-018-2170-x

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Nuffield Dept of Population Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Nuffield Dept of Population Health
Publisher:
BMC Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth Journal website
Volume:
21
Issue:
19
Publication date:
2019-01-10
Acceptance date:
2018-12-26
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EISSN:
1471-2393
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pubs:957346
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uri:f5efce88-cbb3-4099-9001-ed981cd648a6
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uuid:f5efce88-cbb3-4099-9001-ed981cd648a6
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pubs:957346

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