The early postnatal period: Exploring women's views, expectations and experiences of care using focus groups in Victoria, Australia

@article{Forster2008TheEP,
  title={The early postnatal period: Exploring women's views, expectations and experiences of care using focus groups in Victoria, Australia},
  author={Della A Forster and Helen L McLachlan and Jo-Anne Rayner and Jane Susanne Yelland and Lisa Gold and Sharon L Rayner},
  journal={BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={27 - 27}
}
BackgroundThere is growing evidence from Australia and overseas that the care provided in hospital in the early postnatal period is less than ideal for both women and care providers. Many health services face increasing pressure on hospital beds and have limited physical space available to care for mothers and their babies. We aimed to gain a more in-depth understanding of women's views, expectations and experiences of early postnatal care.MethodsWe conducted focus groups in rural and… CONTINUE READING

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