Just another ordinary bad birth? A narrative analysis of first time mothers' traumatic birth experiences

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Murphy, H. and Strong, Joanna 2018. Just another ordinary bad birth? A narrative analysis of first time mothers' traumatic birth experiences. Health Care for Women International. 39 (6), pp. 619-643.
AuthorsMurphy, H. and Strong, Joanna
Abstract

A difficult birth experience can have long lasting psychological effects on both mother and baby and this study details four in-depth accounts of first time mothers who described their birth experience as traumatizing. Narrative analysis was used to record discrepancies between the ideal and the real and produced narrative accounts that highlighted how these mothers felt invisible and dismissed in a medical culture of engineering obstetrics. Participants also detailed how their birth experience could be improved and this is set in context alongside current recommendations in maternal health care and the complexities of delivering such care in UK health settings.

JournalHealth Care for Women International
Journal citation39 (6), pp. 619-643
ISSN0739-9332
Year2018
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Accepted author manuscript
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/07399332.2018.1442838
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2018.1442838
Publication dates
Online20 Mar 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited02 Aug 2018
Accepted15 Feb 2018
Accepted15 Feb 2018
Copyright information© 2018 Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Health Care for Women International on 20/03/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/07399332.2018.1442838
LicenseAll rights reserved (under embargo)
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