The HealthConnect One Community-Based Doula Program

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The HealthConnect One Community-Based Doula Program

State/TerritorySettingPopulationTopic AreaNPMs
National or Multiple StatesCommunityWomen/Maternal HealthHealth Equity1, 4

The Community-Based Doula Program provides support to young families during pregnancy, birth, and the early postpartum period. Community-based doula programs dramatically increase breastfeeding rates and decrease c-section rates – by providing extended, intensive peer-to-peer support to families throughout pregnancy, during labor and birth, and into the early postpartum period. They are a mitigating factor for maternal mortality, and for many other risks to birthing families, particularly in low-income communities and communities of color.

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HealthConnect One
Tikvah Wadley

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