Carola Eriksson

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BACKGROUND Different reasons influence the current low birth-rate and the postponement of the birth of the first child throughout Europe. The aim of this study was to explore how highly educated women and men in Sweden reflect on fertility and postponed parenthood. METHODS We interviewed women (n = 22) and men (n = 18) who had started their professional(More)
BACKGROUND There is a trend to delay birth of the first child until the age at which female reproductive capacity has started to decrease. The aim of the present study was to explore how highly educated women and men reflected on future parenthood. METHODS Twenty-two women and 18 men, who had started their professional career, were subjected to individual(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate and compare experiential factors associated with childbirth-related fear in women and in men. A questionnaire was completed by 410 women and 329 men who prior to the study had had a healthy baby at Umeå university hospital, Sweden. The level of fear was estimated, and twenty-nine statements designed to measure(More)
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