Pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum experiences of fifty-four women with ostomies.

  title={Pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum experiences of fifty-four women with ostomies.},
  author={C Van Horn and Peter Barrett},
  journal={Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society},
  volume={24 3},
OBJECTIVE The pregnancy, labor, and delivery experiences of women with ostomies are described. DESIGN Patient survey. SETTINGS AND SUBJECTS Distribution of surveys to women with these experiences: patients of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, referrals by networking of ET nurses, and distribution of surveys at a national conference of the United Ostomy Association and through local ostomy associations. INSTRUMENT A 12-point questionnaire was adopted for each type of diversion: ileostomy… CONTINUE READING

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