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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862907/motivations-for-entering-the-doula-profession-perspectives-from-women-of-color
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Rachel R Hardeman, Katy B Kozhimannil
INTRODUCTION: The imperative to diversify the health care workforce is evident: increased diversity contributes to the overall health of the nation. Given persistent racial and ethnic disparities in birth outcomes, workforce diversity is particularly urgent in the context of clinical and supportive care during pregnancy and childbirth. The goal of this analysis was to characterize the intentions and motivations of racially and ethnically diverse women who chose to become doulas (maternal support professionals) and to describe their early doula careers, including the experiences that sustain their work...
November 2016: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813661/communicatively-making-sense-of-doulas-within-the-u-s-master-birth-narrative-doulas-as-liminal-characters
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Haley Kranstuber Horstman, Jenn Anderson, Rebecca A Kuehl
Doulas-or designated women experienced in childbirth who provide support to a birthing mother-have been shown to improve mothers' medical outcomes, but they are relatively underused in U.S. births. We assert that doulas are rarely used, in part, because it is difficult to situate them within the contemporary U.S. master birth narrative that places family and medical staff as expected characters in the birth story. This qualitative study uses narrative theorizing to describe the communicatively situated position of doulas in light of the dominant U...
November 4, 2016: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790526/effect-of-continued-support-of-midwifery-students-in-labour-on-the-childbirth-and-labour-consequences-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Nahid Bolbol-Haghighi, Seyedeh Zahra Masoumi, Farideh Kazemi
INTRODUCTION: Childbirth experience is a process throughout women's life and the most important consequence of labour. Support is the key factor to have a positive experience of childbirth. In order to improve and reduce the stress and anxiety levels in women during labour and cope with the childbirth pain, the emotional, physical and educational support of doulas can be used. AIM: This study was aimed to evaluate the effect of continued support of midwifery students in labour on the childbirth and labour consequences...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734799/an-unexpected-metastasis-of-breast-cancer-mimicking-wheal-rush
#4
C Damaskos, D Dimitroulis, V Pergialiotis, C Doula, G Koulermou, E A Antoniou, M Frangoulis, K Stergios, K Kontzoglou
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and ranks second in cancer deaths worldwide. Breast cancer can metastasize to the skin but rarely, cutaneous metastases may be the first indication of the cancer. Skin metastases of breast cancer are usually found on the chest and close to the point of the mastectomy. We present the rare clinical entity of a breast cancer which was first diagnosed due to the skin metastasis away from the breast tumor. This is a rare case because the skin lesions usually appear simultaneously or secondary...
May 2016: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733869/life-threatening-rupture-of-a-femoral-pseudoaneurysm-after-cardiac-catheterization
#5
Emmanouil Petrou, Ioannis Malakos, Stamatina Kampanarou, Nikolaos Doulas, Vassilis Voudris
A pseudoaneurysm refers to a defect in the arterial wall, allowing communication of arterial blood with the adjacent extra-luminal space. Pseudoaneurysms result from traumatic arterial injury. With the increasing utilization of percutaneous arterial interventions, iatrogenic arterial injury has become the predominant cause of pseudoaneurysm formation. Rupture of the pseudoaneurysm comprises a vascular emergency. Clinical suspicion and imaging techniques are the cornerstones of timely diagnosis and appropriate management of the condition...
2016: Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680500/-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
#6
Helen Spiby, Jenny Mcleish, Josephine Green, Zoe Darwin
BACKGROUND: 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. METHODS: A postal questionnaire survey was sent to volunteer doulas at five volunteer doula projects working in low-income areas in England...
September 29, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622848/north-american-nurses-and-doulas-views-of-each-other
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Louise Marie Roth, Megan M Henley, Marla J Seacrist, Christine H Morton
OBJECTIVE: To analyze factors that lead nurses and doulas to have positive views of each other. DESIGN: A multivariate analysis of a cross-sectional survey, the Maternity Support Survey. SETTING: Online survey with labor and delivery nurses, doulas, and childbirth educators in the United States and Canada. PARTICIPANTS: A convenience sample of 704 labor and delivery nurses and 1,470 doulas. METHODS: Multiple regression analysis was used to examine five sets of hypotheses about nurses' and doulas' attitudes toward each other...
November 2016: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612588/doulas-for-surgical-management-of-miscarriage-and-abortion-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#8
Susan F Wilson, Elizabeth P Gurney, Mary D Sammel, Courtney A Schreiber
BACKGROUND: Women undergoing office-based surgical management of a failed or undesired pregnancy often report fear of pain and anxiety pertaining to the procedure. Doulas are trained to specifically address women's physical and emotional needs in obstetric care, and recently have extended their practice to support women through all pregnancy outcomes. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the impact of doulas on patients' physical and emotional responses to surgical management of a first-trimester failed or undesired pregnancy under local anesthesia...
September 6, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27383776/nursing-student-birth-doulas-influence-on-the-childbearing-outcomes-of-vulnerable-populations
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Shirley E Van Zandt, Soohyun Kim, Amanda Erickson
Of 1,511 women served by nursing student birth doulas (Birth Companions) between 1998 and 2014, 34.5% were identified as vulnerable (refugees, non-English speakers, teens, low income, low education). This retrospective evaluation of the Birth Companions Program showed that vulnerable mothers had more epidurals and smaller babies, and attempted breastfeeding less frequently than nonvulnerable. There was no difference in the frequency of caesarean births, pitocin induction/augmentation, low birth weight, or preterm newborns among the vulnerable women...
July 2016: Journal of Community Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27367898/mothercraft-birth-work-and-the-making-of-neoliberal-mothers
#10
Katharine McCabe
The literature on neoliberal health governance explores how macro-economic neoliberal policies as well as individual attitudes and behaviors reflect an increasingly individualized construction of health and citizens' responsibility over it. This study contributes to this literature and expands it in important ways. Drawing on qualitative interviews from 22 midwives and birth workers (doulas, childbirth educators, lactation consultants) practicing in the US, this study explores how midwives and birth workers act as "experts of conduct" who promote certain neoliberal values in their logics of care and interactions with clientele...
August 2016: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27235678/nurses-own-birth-experiences-influence-labor-support-attitudes-and-behaviors
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Ann P Aschenbrenner, Lisa Hanson, Teresa S Johnson, Sheryl T Kelber
OBJECTIVE: To describe the attitudes of intrapartum nurses about the importance of and intent to provide professional labor support (PLS); barriers to PLS, such as perceived subjective norms and perceived behavioral control; and relationships among attitudes, behaviors, and nurse and site characteristics. DESIGN: A cross-sectional, mixed-methods, descriptive design was guided by the Theory of Planned Behavior. SETTING: Three hospital sites in one region of a single Midwestern state...
July 2016: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27170788/disrupting-the-pathways-of-social-determinants-of-health-doula-support-during-pregnancy-and-childbirth
#12
Katy B Kozhimannil, Carrie A Vogelsang, Rachel R Hardeman, Shailendra Prasad
PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to assess perspectives of racially/ethnically diverse, low-income pregnant women on how doula services (nonmedical maternal support) may influence the outcomes of pregnancy and childbirth. METHODS: We conducted 4 in-depth focus group discussions with low-income pregnant women. We used a selective coding scheme based on 5 themes (agency, personal security, connectedness, respect, and knowledge) identified in the Good Birth framework, and we analyzed salient themes in the context of the Gelberg-Anderson behavioral model and the social determinants of health...
May 2016: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27160375/coverage-for-doula-services-how-state-medicaid-programs-can-address-concerns-about-maternity-care-costs-and-quality
#13
Katy B Kozhimannil, Rachel R Hardeman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26991407/amount-source-and-quality-of-support-as-predictors-of-women-s-birth-evaluations
#14
Richard M Simon, Katherine M Johnson, Jessica Liddell
BACKGROUND: This paper examines the separate effects of the perceived amount, source, and quality of support during labor and delivery on women's positive and negative evaluations of their birth experiences. METHODS: Data come from the Listening to Mothers I and II (LTM) surveys (n = 2,765). Women's perception of support was regressed separately onto indices of positive and negative words that women associated with their labor and delivery. RESULTS: The total number of support sources, type of support person, and quality of support all impacted women's birth evaluations across different regression models, controlling for demographics, birth interventions, and other birth characteristics...
September 2016: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26946804/-franco-ontarian-parenting-couples-living-in-the-ottawa-region-and-their-perceptions-regarding-the-usefulness-of-prenatal-classes
#15
Denise Moreau, Viola Polomeno, Catherine De Pierrepont, Jocelyne Tourigny, Marie-Christine Ranger
In the last few years, there has been an important decrease in parents' interest and participation in prenatal classes in Canada and elsewhere in the world. Partial results were obtained on parenting couples' participation in and satisfaction with prenatal classes, from a larger study involving 103 francophone couples living in Ottawa, using'a mixed methods descriptive and longitudinal research design. This article aims to present the reasons why parents do not participate in prenatal classes and their suggestions to improve them...
December 2015: Recherche en Soins Infirmiers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26918879/evaluation-of-trained-volunteer-doula-services-for-disadvantaged-women-in-five-areas-in-england-women-s-experiences
#16
Zoe Darwin, Josephine Green, Jenny McLeish, Helen Willmot, Helen Spiby
Disadvantaged childbearing women experience barriers to accessing health and social care services and face greater risk of adverse medical, social and emotional outcomes. Support from doulas (trained lay women) has been identified as a way to improve outcomes; however, in the UK doula support is usually paid-for privately by the individual, limiting access among disadvantaged groups. As part of an independent multi-site evaluation of a volunteer doula service, this study examined women's experiences of one-to-one support from a trained volunteer doula during pregnancy, labour and the post-natal period among women living in five low-income communities in England...
February 25, 2016: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26907137/doula-contraction-labor-coach-app
#17
Layla Haidrani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 24, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26848250/understanding-factors-that-influence-adolescent-mothers-doula-use-a-qualitative-study
#18
Sheryl L Coley, Tracy R Nichols
In this study, we examined factors that influenced doula use among adolescent mothers in a community-based childbirth education and doula program. We used a qualitative case study approach to gather perspectives from adolescent mothers and doulas through semistructured interviews, field observations, and a focus group. These women collectively revealed multiple themes related to doula use among adolescent mothers, including relationship development and barriers to doula use at the individual and structural levels...
2016: Journal of Perinatal Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26846291/building-a-strategy-for-soil-protection-at-local-and-regional-scale-the-case-of-agricultural-wastes-landspreading
#19
M K Doula, A Sarris, A Hliaoutakis, A Kydonakis, N S Papadopoulos, L Argyriou
Agricultural wastes (AW) are produced in huge quantities worldwide and may cause detrimental effects on environmental quality, affecting soil, water, and air quality. Given the growing soil degradation worldwide, the need for more food of good quality and therefore the intensified agriculture, it is important to develop recycling plans even for those types of treated AW (e.g., composts) that are not considered hazardous. Two strategic approaches for safe and sustainable landspreading of organic wastes are proposed, depending on wastes properties and hazard potential, i...
March 2016: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26836625/comparison-between-minimally-invasive-and-open-pancreaticoduodenectomy-a-systematic-review
#20
Chrysoula Doula, Ioannis D Kostakis, Christos Damaskos, Nikolaos Machairas, Dimitrios V Vardakostas, Themistoklis Feretis, Evangelos Felekouras
INTRODUCTION: Minimally invasive approaches (laparoscopic or robotic) are used in various operations. Our aim was to compare them with the open approach in pancreaticoduodenectomy. METHODS: We conducted a search for articles published in MEDLINE database comparing minimally invasive (laparoscopic or robotic) with open pancreaticoduodenectomy on June 15, 2014. RESULTS: Our search yielded 136 articles. We excluded 122 articles and we took into consideration 14 (10 for laparoscopic and 4 for robotic pancreaticoduodenectomies)...
February 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
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