Women's experiences of giving birth and making decisions whether to give birth at home when professional care at home is not an option in public health care.

@article{Lundgren2010WomensEO,
  title={Women's experiences of giving birth and making decisions whether to give birth at home when professional care at home is not an option in public health care.},
  author={Ingela Lundgren},
  journal={Sexual & reproductive healthcare : official journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives},
  year={2010},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={61-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe women's experiences of giving birth and making decisions whether to give birth at home when professional care at home is not an option in public health care. METHOD A phenomenological study. Interviews with seven women; four of them gave birth at home without professional assistant and three at hospital. RESULTS The essential structure shows that women live with huge contrasts between an inner and outer image of birth. They express trust towards themselves and giving… CONTINUE READING