A qualitative analysis of women's short accounts of labour and birth in a Western Australian Public Tertiary hospital

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dc.contributor.author Bayes, S
dc.contributor.author Fenwick, JH
dc.contributor.author Hauck, Y
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-15T07:27:31Z
dc.date.issued 2008-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 2008, 53 (1), pp. 53 - 61
dc.identifier.issn 1526-9523
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/12826
dc.description.abstract This paper reports the findings of the postnatal qualitative arm of a larger study, which investigated womens prenatal and postnatal levels of childbirth fear. Womens expectations and experiences of labour and birth in a Western Australian public tertiary hospital were identified following thematic analysis of short written accounts from 141 participants who had given birth in the previous 6 to 14 weeks. Four major categories emerged to describe features and mediating factors in the trajectory of childbirth and the early puerperium. Anticipating Labour and Birth, Labour and Birth Depicted, Mediating Factors and their Consequences, and Evaluating, Resolving, and Looking Ahead portray womens comparative reflections on expectations and realities of birth, on mediating influences, and on moving on from their experience. These findings will provide maternity care professionals with insight into the personal and environmental features of the childbirth setting which colours womens recollections. Being aware of what women value during labour and birth will reinforce the need for professionals to provide care using a mindful approach that considers the potential psychological, emotional, and behavioural implications of events.
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.jmwh.2007.07.021
dc.title A qualitative analysis of women's short accounts of labour and birth in a Western Australian Public Tertiary hospital
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 53
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation New York, NY United States of America en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 53 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 61 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 044296
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)
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