I am off to my first day of my research fellowship today. I dusted off the old white coat and put my mom and baby pin on it. I am really excited about this, and hope I enjoy it as much as I think I will.
I am planning on doing research on doulas, looking at maternal and neonatal birth outcomes, but also looking at other “softer” aspects like autonomy and mental health.
If anyone has any citations or suggestions of peer reviewed research sources, especially on metrics for birth satisfaction, autonomy in birthing, or recent research on doulas, especially with lower socioeconomic women, please post it on this thread or email it to me at hilseb at gmail dot com.
ETA: I had to edit the word “hope” or “hopefully” out of this short post above three times! (I left it in once, see if you can spot it.) I HOPE that is a fortuitous omen for my fellowship.