Dutch women's perceptions of childbirth in the Netherlands.

@article{Johnson2007DutchWP,
  title={Dutch women's perceptions of childbirth in the Netherlands.},
  author={Taralyn R Johnson and Lynn Clark Callister and Donna Susan Freeborn and Renea Lindstrom Beckstrand and Katinka Huender},
  journal={MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing},
  year={2007},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={
          170-7
        }
}
PURPOSE To explore the lived experience of childbirth in Dutch women who had given birth at home in the Netherlands. METHODS Qualitative study using audiotaped interviews with 14 women. RESULTS Themes included the advantages of giving birth in the home, where the women felt more in control of their environment; the difficulty and normalcy of the pain associated with giving birth; the feelings of fulfillment and empowerment that come with childbirth and motherhood; and the importance of the… CONTINUE READING
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