Title

Mothers’ Support Options During Childbirth: A Survey of Hospital Obstetrical Units in the Southeastern Region of the United States

Publication Date

Fall 2005

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Nursing

Comments

Presented at Virginia Henderson Research Day, Centra Health, Lynchburg, Virginia.

Abstract

This study examined hospital policies and procedures related to maternal support during childbirth and the promotion of breastfeeding among mothers who give birth by cesarean. Overall, the findings revealed hospital-based practices and protocols that facilitated positive chibirth experiences and that were supportive of breastfeeding for mothers regardless of mode of delivery.

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