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OBJECTIVE to explore midwives' awareness of and clinical experience regarding domestic violence among pregnant women in southern Sweden. DESIGN an inductive qualitative design, using focus groups interviews. SETTING midwives with experience of working in antenatal care (ANC) units connected to two university hospitals in southern Sweden. Participants 16(More)
BACKGROUND Domestic violence is a global health problem as well as a violation against human rights. The aim of this study was to explore prevalence and incidence of domestic violence during pregnancy and 1 to 1.5 years postpartum as well as to explore the history of violence among new mothers in the southwestern region of Sweden. In addition, the aim was(More)
OBJECTIVE to describe first-time-expectant fathers' experiences of pregnancy. DESIGN an inductive method using narrative interview form and qualitative content text analysis. The text of the transcripts was coded and categorised. SETTINGS AND PARTICIPANTS seven first-time-expectant fathers living in a multicultural industrial town in southern Sweden(More)
BACKGROUND Domestic violence during pregnancy is a serious public health issue which threatens maternal and foetal health outcomes. The aim of the study was to explore prevalence of domestic violence among pregnant women in southern Sweden (Scania) and to explore associations with background factors, as symptoms of depression and sense of coherence. (More)
BACKGROUND Intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy is a serious matter which threatens maternal and fetal health. The aim of this study was to develop a grounded theoretical model of women's experience of IPV during pregnancy and how they handle their situation. METHOD Ten interviews with women who had experience of being exposed to IPV during(More)
BACKGROUND Domestic violence during pregnancy is not only a severe public health issue that jeopardizes maternal and foetal health but also violates human rights. The aim was to explore the prevalence and incidence of domestic violence among pregnant women, in the southwestern region of Scania in Sweden, and their experience of a history of violence. In(More)
BACKGROUND Although both labour dystocia and domestic violence during pregnancy are associated with adverse maternal and fetal outcome, evidence in support of a possible association between experiences of domestic violence and labour dystocia is sparse. The aim of this study was to investigate whether self-reported history of violence or experienced(More)
AIMS To determine the differences in breastfeeding among women who did and did not experience domestic violence during pregnancy and postpartum in a Swedish context. In addition, to identify possible differences regarding breastfeeding between groups with or without a history of violence. Further, determine the relationship between exclusive breastfeeding(More)
Erratum to: Increasing prevalence and incidence of domestic violence during the pregnancy and one and a half year postpartum, as well as risk factors: −a longitudinal cohort study in Southern Sweden Erratum In the original publication of this article [1], the table heading in the fourth column of Table 1 should have been " Answered a Q-III n (%) 731 (37.7)(More)
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