Swedish caregivers' attitudes towards caesarean section on maternal request.

@article{Karlstrm2009SwedishCA,
  title={Swedish caregivers' attitudes towards caesarean section on maternal request.},
  author={Annika Karlstr{\"o}m and Regina Engstr{\"o}m-Olofsson and Astrid Nystedt and J. Christopher Thomas and Ingegerd Hildingsson},
  journal={Women and birth : journal of the Australian College of Midwives},
  year={2009},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={57-63}
}
BACKGROUND Caesarean section (CS) is not an option that women in Sweden can chose themselves, although the rise in CS rate has been attributed to women. This study describes obstetricians' and midwives' attitudes towards CS on maternal request. METHODS A qualitative descriptive study, with content analysis of 5 focus group discussions where 16 midwives and 9 obstetricians participated. RESULTS The overarching theme was identified as "Caesarean section on maternal request-a balance between… CONTINUE READING