Birth Trauma: In the Eye of the Beholder

@article{Beck2004BirthTI,
  title={Birth Trauma: In the Eye of the Beholder},
  author={Cheryl Tatano Beck},
  journal={Nursing Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={53},
  pages={28-35}
}
BackgroundThe reported prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder after childbirth ranges from 1.5% to 6%. ObjectiveTo describe the meaning of women’s birth trauma experiences. MethodsDescriptive phenomenology was the qualitative research design used to investigate mothers’ experiences of traumatic births. Women were recruited through the Internet, primarily through Trauma and Birth Stress (TABS), a charitable trust located in New Zealand. The purposive sample consisted of 40 mothers: 23 in… 

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