Childbirth experience in women at high risk: Is it improved by use of a birth plan?
2003 (English)In: The Journal of Perinatal education, Vol. 12, no 2, 1-15 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Women at obstetric high risk more often experience negative feelings related to childbirth than women with normal outcomes. For these high-risk women, an individual birth plan does not appear to improve the overall experience of childbirth; rather, it seems to intensify the negative feelings in several aspects. The increased vulnerability in women at high risk warrants special attention to the possibility that types of care routinely offered to all women may negatively influence the experiences of high-risk women.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 12, no 2, 1-15 p.
birth plan, childbirth experience, high-risk pregnancy, high-risk childbirth
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-89841DOI: 10.1624/105812403X106784PubMedID: 1595149OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-89841DiVA: diva2:161647