Doula Care and Health Equity, via AMCHP

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How does doula support decrease health disparities and improve birth outcomes for women of color/minorities?

The powerful impact doulas have on birth outcomes for both mother and baby has been well-documented in recent years, making this a pivotal moment for doulas and those of us who work with doulas. For doula support to decrease health disparities, however, special attention must be paid to who doulas are serving, where doulas are working, how they are building relationships with their clients and how their impact is sustained in communities of color.

by Rachel Abramson, RN, MS, IBCLC, Executive Director, HealthConnect One Рpublished in PULSE, A Monthly Newsletter from the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, May/June 2016