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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Qualitative Evidence Of Monitoring By Doulas During Labor And Childbirth [evidências Qualitativas Sobre O Acompanhamento Por Doulas No Trabalho De Parto E No Parto]
Author: da Silva R.M.
de Barros N.F.
Jorge H.M.F.
de Melo L.P.T.
Ferreira Jr. A.R.
Abstract: The objective of this study was to conduct a metasynthesis of evidence of the work of doulas assisting women in labor and during childbirth. Articles between 2000 and 2009 were located in the Medline, PubMed, SciELO, and Lilacs databases using the key search words: doulas, gestation, labor, and alternative therapy. Seven articles were selected for the study and four categories were created: the support provided by doulas; thebirth mother's experiences; professional relationship: and opinions and experiences of professionals. The doulas offered physical, emotional, spiritual and social support. Experiments showed that the professionals stimulated the mother/child relationship, oriented towards successful breastfeeding, and contributed to the prevention of postpartum depression. Controversy was observed among professionals regarding acceptance of the role of the doula as a member of the obstetrics team. The doula's care was considered innovative, calming, encouraging, and attended all the needs of the pregnant woman. The conclusion is that qualitative studies on the work of doulas are recent, incipient, but revealing as to the important possibility of humanizing labor and childbirth.
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Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S1413-81232012001000026
Address: http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84868330085&partnerID=40&md5=2caf0f184c75bf78b1bc79bbc25c5d18
Date Issue: 2012
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