Group Prenatal Care and Doula Care for Pregnant Women
There is widespread recognition of the need for innovation to improve the quality of care for childbearing women and to reduce the long-standing racial/ethnic disparities in pregnancy outcomes (Carroli, Rooney, & Villar, 2001; Hughes & Runyan, 1995; Institute of Medicine, 2003; Lu & Halfon, 2003; Misra, Grason & Weisman, 2000). This integrated review will examine two promising innovations for childbearing women, group prenatal care and doula care.
KeywordsPreterm Birth Prenatal Care Cesarean Section Rate Individual Care Birth Experience
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