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Exploring the needs and lived experiences of women hospitalised during pregnancy in the United Kingdom: A qualitative diary study

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posted on 19.11.2021, 14:17 by Helen Elliott-Mainwaring, Sarah Church, Sally Pezaro
There is a global call to optimise antenatal care experiences. Hospitalisation during pregnancy may have a significant impact upon the experience of care. Thus, the aim of this study was to explore the needs and lived experiences of those hospitalised during pregnancy.

A thematic analysis rooted in interpretive phenomenology was undertaken on the content of five written diaries produced by pregnant participants whilst hospitalised. Three themes were identified from the data; (1) ‘Uncertainty’; (2) ‘Loss of control’; (3)‘Vulnerability’. Study findings could usefully be translated into improvements for those hospitalised during the antenatal period.

History

Citation

The Practicing Midwife, in press.

Author affiliation

School of Allied Health Professions

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

The Practicing Midwife

Acceptance date

11/08/2021

Publisher DOI

Language

en