Midwives description of the postnatal experience of women who use illicit substances: a Descriptive Study

Churchill Livingstone
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Midwifery, 2009, 25 (3), pp. 295 - 306
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Objectives to describe midwives perceptions of the early mothering experiences of 20 Australian illicit-drug-using mothers. Design a qualitative retrospective study using an explorative descriptive design. Twenty client records, completed by research midwives over 6 months (with follow-up visits at 12 and 18 months), formed the data set. Thematic analysis and the techniques associated with constant comparison were used to analyse the data. Setting Perth, Western Australia. Participants twenty postpartum women with a history of using illicit drugs.
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