This autoethnographic study describes the author’s waterbirthing experience to evidence the relationship between fear of childbirth and communication with, and support from, healthcare professionals and the medical process during labour and delivery. The study provides a rereading of the author’s experience, which demonstrates how the traumatic consequences of a first childbirth influenced the experience of a second pregnancy and childbirth. This account indicates how lack of training and inadequate communication by medical staff can lead to traumatic childbirth experience. The study enhances understanding of womens’ transition to motherhood with implications for practice, education and research of midwives and other medical providers.
|Titolo:||Giving voice to my childbirth experiences and making peace with the birth event: the effects of the first childbirth on the second pregnancy and childbirth|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|