The meaning of a poor childbirth experience – A qualitative phenomenological study with women in Rwanda

Abstract

OBJECTIVE Being pregnant and giving birth is a pivotal life event and one that a woman ordinarily remembers for most of her life. A negative childbirth experience can affect a woman's health well beyond the episode of the labour and birth itself. This study explored the meaning of a poor childbirth experience, as expressed by women who had given birth in… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0189371

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