Women's experience of the encounter with the midwife during childbirth.

@article{Berg1996WomensEO,
  title={Women's experience of the encounter with the midwife during childbirth.},
  author={Marie Berg and Ingela Lundgren and E Hermansson and V Wahlberg},
  journal={Midwifery},
  year={1996},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={11-5}
}
OBJECTIVE to describe women's experience of the encounter with the midwife during childbirth. DESIGN a qualitative study using a phenomenological approach. Data were collected via tape-recorded interviews. SETTING the Alternative Birth Care Centre, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden in 1994. PARTICIPANTS 18 women, six primiparous and 12 multiparous who were two to four days post delivery. KEY FINDINGS the essential structure of the studied phenomenon was described as… CONTINUE READING