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1.   Ackermann-Liebrich U, Voegeli T, Gunter-Witt K, Kunz I, Zullig M, Schindler C, et al. Home versus hospital deliveries: follow up study of matched pairs for procedures and outcome. Zurich Study Team. BMJ (Clinical research ed 1996 Nov 23;313(7068):1313-8.

2.   Fullerton JT, Navarro AM, Young SH. Outcomes of planned home birth: an integrative review. Journal of midwifery & women’s health 2007 Jul-Aug;52(4):323-33.

3.   Johnson KC, Daviss BA. Outcomes of planned home births with certified professional midwives: large prospective study in North America. BMJ (Clinical research ed 2005 Jun 18;330(7505):1416.

4.   Murphy PA, Fullerton J. Outcomes of intended home births in nurse-midwifery practice: a prospective descriptive study. Obstetrics and gynecology 1998 Sep;92(3):461-70.

5.   Olsen O. Meta-analysis of the safety of home birth. Birth 1997;24:4-13.

6.   Anderson RE, Murphy PA. Outcomes of 11,788 planned home births attended by certified nurse-midwives. A retrospective descriptive study. Journal of nurse-midwifery 1995 Nov-Dec;40(6):483-92.

7.   Boucher D, Bennett C, McFarlin B, Freeze R. Staying home to give birth: why women in the United States choose home birth. JMWH 2009 March/April.

8.   Davies J, Hey E, Reid W, Young G. Prospective regional study of planned home births. Home Birth Study Steering Group. BMJ (Clinical research ed 1996 Nov 23;313(7068):1302-6.

9.   Fordham S. Women’s views of the place of confinement. Br J Gen Pract 1997 Feb;47(415):77-80.

10.   Kleiverda G, Steen AM, Andersen I, Treffers PE, Everaerd W. Place of delivery in The Netherlands: maternal motives and background variables related to preferences for home or hospital confinement. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 1990 Jul-Aug;36(1-2):1-9.

11.   Soderstrom B, Stewart PJ, Kaitell C, Chamberlain M. Interest in alternative birthplaces among women in Ottawa-Carleton. Cmaj 1990 May 1;142(9):963-9.

12.   Kukulu K, Oncel S. Factors influencing women’s decision to have a home birth in rural Turkey. Midwifery 2007 doi:10.1016/j.midw.2006.12.009.

13.   Scott KD, Berkowitz G, Klaus M. A comparison of intermittent and continuous support during labor: a meta-analysis. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1999 May 180:5 1054-9.

14.   Kennell J, Klaus M, McGrath S, Robertson S, Hinkley C. Continuous emotional support during labor in a US hospital. A randomized controlled trial. JAMA 1991 May 1 265:17 2197-201.

15.   Scott KD, Klaus PH, Klaus MH. The obstetrical and postpartum benefits of continuous support during childbirth. J Womens Health Gend Based Med 1999 Dec;8:1257-64.

16.  Keenan P. Benefits of massage therapy and use of a doula during labor and childbirth. Altern Ther Health Med 2000 Jan;6:66-74.

17.   Wang D, Mao X, Qian S. Clinical observation on Doula delivery. Chung Hua Fu Chan Ko Tsa Chih 1997 Nov 32:11 659-61.

18.   Zhang J, Bernasko JW, Leybovich E, Fahs M, Hatch MC. Continuous labor support from labor attendant for primiparous women: a meta-analysis. Obstet Gynecol 1996 Oct 88:4 Pt 2 739-44.

19.   Nolan M. Supporting women in labour: the doula’s role. Mod Midwife 1995 Mar 5:3 12-5.

20.   Gordon NP, Walton D, McAdam E, Derman J, Gallitero G, Garrett L. Effects of providing hospital-based doulas in health maintenance organization hospitals. Obstet Gynecol 1999 Mar 93:3 422-6.

21.   Langer A, Campero L, Garcia C, Reynoso S. Effects of psychosocial support during labour and childbirth on breastfeeding, medical interventions, and mothers’ wellbeing in a Mexican public hospital: a randomised clinical trial. Br J Obstet Gynaecol 1998 Oct 105:10 1056-63.

22.   Klaus MH, Kennell JH. The doula: an essential ingredient of childbirth rediscovered. Acta Paediatr 1997 Oct 86:10 1034-6.

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