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Companionship by a lay labour supporter to modify the clinical birth environment: long-term effects on mother and child

V.C. Nikodem, A.G.W. Nolte, W. Wolman, A.M. Gülmezoglu, G.J. Hofmeyr
Curationis | Vol 21, No 1 | a596 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v21i1.596 | © 1998 V.C. Nikodem, A.G.W. Nolte, W. Wolman, A.M. Gülmezoglu, G.J. Hofmeyr | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 September 1998 | Published: 27 September 1998

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V.C. Nikodem, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
A.G.W. Nolte, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
W. Wolman, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
A.M. Gülmezoglu, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
G.J. Hofmeyr, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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Abstract

The birth of a child and adaptation to motherhood is generally accepted to be a stressful life event. During this time women may experience significant physiological, phycological and emotional changes in their lives.

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