Women's stories of birth: a suitable form of research evidence?

@article{Carolan2006WomensSO,
  title={Women's stories of birth: a suitable form of research evidence?},
  author={Mary C Carolan},
  journal={Women and birth : journal of the Australian College of Midwives},
  year={2006},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={
          65-71
        }
}
  • Mary C Carolan
  • Published in
    Women and birth : journal of the Australian…
    2006
In the past one to two decades, midwifery care has taken a new direction, which encompasses a valuing of women's birth experiences. This move has been contingent upon, and congruent with the adoption of 'woman centred' care and a renewed emphasis on normal birth. In line with these developments, women's stories and anecdotes of birth and midwives stories of experience increasingly form the basis of presentations at midwifery conferences and forums. Overall, this philosophical realignment, which… CONTINUE READING

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