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Group Prenatal Care and Doula Care for Pregnant Women

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Reducing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Reproductive and Perinatal Outcomes

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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.

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Vonderheid, S.C., Kishi, R., Norr, K.F., Klima, C. (2011). Group Prenatal Care and Doula Care for Pregnant Women. In: Handler, A., Kennelly, J., Peacock, N. (eds) Reducing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Reproductive and Perinatal Outcomes. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1499-6_15

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