Black Doulas and The Quest For Empowerment in the Black Woman's Birthing Experience
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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Doula care has proven to be an effective approach to reducing adverse birthing outcomes among women. However, less is known about doula care and birthing outcomes concerning specifically Black women. This qualitative study focused on the narratives of five Black doulas and examines their experiences in providing care. The purpose of this project was to find out (a) what motivates Black women to become doulas, (b) to fully assess what care from a doula looks like, (c) what makes that care unique, and (d) to determine if there has been an increase in demand for Black doulas, and if so, why. This project, conducted for submission to the Doulas of North America International (DONA), examines how Black doula care can be beneficial in birthing outcomes for Black women.
Ethnicity--Study and teachingAfrican Americans--Study and teachingObstetricsGynecology
Thesis (M.A.)--University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2021.
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