Hodnett, ED., Gates, S., Hofmeyr, GJ. & Sakala, C. Continuous support for women during childbirth Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 3. Download paper (PDF) from: http://apps.who.int/rhl/reviews/CD003766.pdf
Keenan, P. Benefits of massage therapy and use of a doula during labor and childbirth Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine Jan 2000, 6(1), pp.66-74. Abstract available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10631824
Berg, M. & Terstad, A. Swedish women’s experiences of doula support during childbirth Midwifery 2006, 22(4), pp.330-338#
Campbell, DA., Lake, MF., Falk, M. & Backstrand, JR. A randomized control trial of continuous support in labor by a lay doula Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing 2006, 35, pp.456–464. Abstract available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16881989
Khreisheh, R. Support in the first stage of labour from a female relative: the first step in improving the quality of maternity services Midwifery 2009 (Article in Press).
Abstract available from: http://www.midwiferyjournal.com/article/S0266-6138%2808%2900109-5/abstract
Lundgren, I. Swedish women’s experiences of doula support during childbirth Midwifery April 2010, Vol 26(2), pp.173-180
Martin, T., Stein, JH., Kennell, JH. & Fulcher, A. Benefits of a Doula Present at the Birth of a Child Pediatrics 2004, 114(5), pp.1488-1491. Download paper (PDF) from: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/114/Supplement_6/1488.full.pdf+html
McGrath, SK. & Kennel, JH. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Continuous Labor Support for Middle-Class Couples: Effect on Cesarean Delivery Rates Birth 2008, 35(2), pp.92-97.
Abstract available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18507579
Trueba, G., Contreras, C., Velazco, MT., Lara, EG. & Martínez, HB. Alternative Strategy to Decrease Cesarean Section: Support by Doulas During Labor Journal of Perinatal Education Spring 2000, 9(2), pp.8-13.
Abstract available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17273201
Relacionados con el post parto
Goldbort, J. Postpartum depression: Bridging the gap between medicalized birth and social support International Journal of Childbirth Education December 2002. Abstract available from: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-324969471.html
McComish, JF. & Visger, JM. Domains of Postpartum Doula Care and Maternal Responsiveness and Competence Journal of Obstetric, Gynaecologic & Neonatal Nursing Mar/Apr 2009, Vol 38(2), pp.148-156.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19323711
Relacionados con la lactancia
Mottl-Santiago, J., Walker, C., Ewan, J., Vragovic, O., Winder, S. & Stubblefield, P. A hospital-based doula program and childbirth outcomes in an urban, multicultural setting Maternal and Child Health Journal May 2008, Vol 12(3), pp.372-377. Abstract available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17610053
Estudios clave pre -2000
Hofmeyr, GJ., Nikodem, VC., Wolman, W., Chalmers, BE. & Kramer, T. Companionship to modify the clinical birth environment: Effects on progress and perceptions of labour and breastfeeding British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Aug 1991, 98, pp.756–764. Abstract available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1911582
Kennell, JH., Klaus, MH., McGrath, S., Robertson, S. & Hinkley, C. Continuous emotional support during labor in a US hospital: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Association May 1991, 265(17), pp.2197-201. Abstract available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2013951
Klaus MH, Kennell JH, Robertson SS, Sosa R. Effects of social support during parturition on maternal and infant morbidity British Medical Journal 1986; 293:585–587. Abstract available from: www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/293/6547/585
Langer, A., Campero, L., Garcia, C. & Reynoso, S. Effects of psychosocial support during labour and childbirth on breastfeeding, medical interventions, and mothers' wellbeing in a Mexican public hospital: a randomised clinical trial British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Oct 1998, 105(10), pp.1056-63. Abstract available from: www.uptodate.com/patients/content/abstract.do
Madi, BC., Sandall, J., Bennett, R. & MacLeod, C. Effects of female relative support in labour: a randomised controlled trial Birth 1999; 26(1), 4-8. Abstract available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10352048
Scott, KD., Klaus, PH., & Klaus, MH. The obstetrical and postpartum benefits of continuous support during childbirth Journal of Women’s Health Gender Based Medicine Dec 1999, 8(10), pp.1257-64.
Abstract available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10643833
Wolman, WL., Chambers, B., Hofmeyr, GJ. & Nikodem, V. Post-partum depression and companionship in the clinical birth environment: A randomized, controlled study American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 1993, 168, pp.1380–1393. Abstract available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8498417