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2019 Mar 06

Isr J Health Policy Res



Optimal continuous support accompanying labor – the midwives’ and laboring women’s point of view.


Wolf M F, Shnaider O, Sharabi L, Biderman S N, Elon R, Bornstein J
Isr J Health Policy Res. 2019 Mar 06; 8(1):27.
PMID: 30841914.


Women who have continuous intrapartum support are more likely to have a shorter labor and spontaneous vaginal birth, and are less likely to need intrapartum analgesia than women who receive usual care without support. We aimed to determine what women in labor and midwives regard as the optimal number of labor supporters and whether they should be present during medical interventions.