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dc.contributor.authorRodríguez Almagro, Julián Javier
dc.contributor.authorHernández Martínez, Antonio
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez Almagro, David
dc.contributor.authorQuirós García, José Miguel
dc.contributor.authorMartínez Galiano, Juan Miguel
dc.contributor.authorGómez Salgado, Juan
dc.identifier.citationRodríguez Almagro, J., Hernández Martínez, A., Rodríguez Almagro, D., Quirós García, J. M., Martínez Galiano, J. M., Gómez Salgado, J. (2019). Women’s Perceptions of Living a Traumatic Childbirth Experience and Factors Related to a Birth Experience. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(9), 1654. DOI:
dc.description.abstractAlthough identified by theWorld Health Organization (WHO) as a global health priority, maternal mental health does not receive much attention even in the health systems of developed countries. With pregnancy monitoring protocols placing priority on the physical health of the mother, there is a paucity of literature documenting the traumatising e ects of the birth process. To address this knowledge gap, this qualitative descriptive study aimed to investigate women perceptions of living a traumatic childbirth experience and the factors related to it. Qualitative data, collected via semi-structured interviews with 32 participants recruited from parent support groups and social media in Spain, were analyzed through a six-phase inductive thematic analysis. Data analysis revealed five major themes—“Birth Plan Compliance”, “Obstetric Problems”, “Mother-Infant Bond”, “Emotional Wounds” and “Perinatal Experiences”—and 13 subthemes. The majority of responses mentioned feelings of being un/misinformed by healthcare personnel, being disrespected and objectified, lack of support, and various problems during childbirth and postpartum. Fear, loneliness, traumatic stress, and depression were recurrent themes in participants’ responses. As the actions of healthcare personnel can substantially impact a birth experience, the study findings strongly suggest the need for proper policies, procedures, training, and support to minimise negative consequences of childbirth.es_ES
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España*
dc.subject.otherWomen’s perceptiones_ES
dc.subject.otherBirth experiencees_ES
dc.subject.otherMaternal mental healthes_ES
dc.subject.otherTraumatic childbirthes_ES
dc.subject.otherPatient safetyes_ES
dc.subject.otherQuality improvementes_ES
dc.titleWomen’s Perceptions of Living a Traumatic Childbirth Experience and Factors Related to a Birth Experiencees_ES

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