The Life of a Canadian Doula: Successes, Confusion, and Conflict.
A study summarizing the benefits and challenges of doula care from the doula's perspective.
Eftekhary, S., Klein, M.C., Yi Xu, S.
J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2010;32(7):642?649
DOULA CARE: NURSING STUDENTS GAIN ADDITIONAL SKILLS TO DEFINE THEIR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE.
Nurses receive additional training from doulas to deepen the nature of their client care.
JORDAN, E.T., VAN ZANDT, S.E. WRIGHT, E.
J Prof Nurs. 2008 Mar-Apr;24(2):118-21.
Relational Spaces in Maternal Healthcare: A Qualitative Study of Young Mothers' Experiences with Community-based Doula Care.
Findings suggest that, for study participants, doula care is seen to enrich maternal healthcare for young mothers...[because of] the relationships that form between young mothers and their doulas it can become more possible for young mothers to access strong social support and to experience a greater sense of control over their birth experiences.
Carleton University (Canada), 2009, 203 pages; AAT MR47544
Care Practice #3: Continuous Labor Support.
Outlines evidence for the benefits of continuous emotional care during labour by a person experienced in birth and explains role of doula.
Green, J., Amis, D., and Hotelling, B.A.
J Perinat Educ. 2007 Summer; 16(3): 25?28.