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New Brunswick, New Jersey 07109


Purpose:

The purpose of this study was to compare labor outcomes in women accompanied by an additional support person (doula group) with outcomes in women who did not have this additional support person (control group). The current study was designed with the benefits of continuous labor support in mind as well as the need for a cost-effective, affordable program to provide those services for low-income women. Its purpose was to evaluate the effects of continuous labor support provided by a female companion of the pregnant person's choosing who, with the mother, had participated in an educational program to teach her how to provide continuous labor support.


Study summary:

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of a female companion in labor who had been chosen by a nulliparous, underinsured, low-income woman and who had received brief training in supportive labor techniques. The objective was to compare labor outcomes, specifically cesarean section rates, in women accompanied by this additional support person (doula group) with outcomes in women who did not have this additional support person (control group).


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Nulliparous (never given birth before) - Singleton pregnancy - Vertex presentation - Low risk pregnancy - Has a female friend willing to be a doula Exclusion Criteria: - Placenta previa - Abruptio placenta - Multiple pregnancy - Breech presentation - Planned operative delivery


NCT ID:

NCT00127361


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Della A Campbell, PhDc
Saint Peters University Hospital


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

New Brunswick, New Jersey 07109
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: June 25, 2018

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