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ERIC Number: EJ867187
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Doulas Touch the Lives of Others, and Their Handprints become Indelible
Wechsler, Nick
Zero to Three (J), v29 n4 p16-21 Mar 2009
Pregnancy and new parenthood is a time that is life forming for infants as well as parents. Teenagers' own development is challenged by their parental development. This article looks back at 13 years of doula services and lessons from a statewide network of doulas serving teenage parents. The author illustrates how doulas can use an approach that supports young parents by making them more able to nurture their infants and discusses the impact of doulas on breastfeeding, parenting competence, maternal depression, and father involvement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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