Chapter 6. The Doula

  1. Rosemary Mander MSc, PhD, RGN, SCM, MTD

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470690437.ch6

Supportive Care and Midwifery

Supportive Care and Midwifery

How to Cite

Mander, R. (2008) The Doula, in Supportive Care and Midwifery, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470690437.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 21 SEP 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632054251

Online ISBN: 9780470690437

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Keywords:

  • doula;
  • woman in labour;
  • childbirth;
  • beneficial aspect;
  • sampling techniques

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Origins and meanings

  • The doula's characteristics

  • The doula's background

  • The significance of the doula

  • Implications for other maternity personnel

  • Conclusion