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Kvinnors upplevelser av smärta och blödning samt möjlighet att upptäcka fostret i samband med hemabort: En enkätstudie vid två kliniker i Sverige
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to investigate women's experiences of pain, bleeding,to discover the fetus, hospitalization associated with medical abortion at home and toexplore differences in experiences between different groups of women, as age orprevious childbirth. The study was conducted at two gynecological clinics in Uppsalaand in Stockholm. A questionnaire was distributed and analyzed using a quantitativeanalysis method. The response rate was 30 %. Most women were satisfied with thepain relief given to them from the hospital. The group that had not given birth and theyounger women (18-28 years) experienced greater pain than the older women andthose women who had not given birth. Heat such as heating pad on the stomach wasthe most common non-pharmacological method of pain relief. A majority of thewomen in the study bled for six days, and many bled over 14 days. Many of theparticipants who felt that they noticed when the fetus descended described it as alump or a ball. Despite the low numbers of participation this study helps midwives inthe two clinics to provide better support and information to women seeking anabortion completed in the home.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 26 p.
Keyword [en]
Medical abortion, Home, Misoprostol, Bleeding, Pain, Fetus.
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-175737OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-175737DiVA: diva2:532761
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Midwifery programme
Available from: 2014-04-22 Created: 2012-06-12 Last updated: 2014-04-22Bibliographically approved

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