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Postnatal virtual and home visits by midwives during COVID-19 pandemic
 
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Midwifery Department, University of West Attica, Athens, Greece
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Maria Gjoni   

Midwifery Department, University of West Attica, Athens, 12243, Greece
Publication date: 2020-04-28
Submission date: 2020-04-21
Acceptance date: 2020-04-22
 
Eur J Midwifery 2020;4(April):13
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