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First-time mothers' wish for a planned caesarean section-Deeply rooted emotions.
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PMID:  22901601     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: international estimates suggest that caesarean section on maternal request range from 4% to 18% of all caesarean section. An increasing number of surveys have investigated women's reasons for a caesarean section in the absence of a medical indication but few studies have solely studied first-time mothers motivation for this request. OBJECTIVE: to describe the underlying reasons for the desire for a caesarean section in the absence of medical indication in pregnant first-time mothers. METHOD: a qualitative descriptive study, with content analysis of interviews with 12 first-time mothers. FINDINGS: the overarching theme formulated to illustrate the central interpreted meaning of the underlying desire for a planned caesarean section was based on deeply rooted emotions'. Four categories were identified as related to the request for a caesarean section on maternal request. The categories was identified as 'always knowing that there are no other options than a caesarean section', 'caesarean section as a more controlled and safe way of having a baby', own negative experiences of health care and having problems dealing with other people's reaction about their mode of delivery. CONCLUSION: the results show that for these first-time mothers deeply rooted emotions described as stronger than fear of birth were behind their wish for a planned caesarean section.
M Sahlin; A-K Carlander-Klint; I Hildingsson; I Wiklund
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Midwifery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-3099     ISO Abbreviation:  Midwifery     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8510930     Medline TA:  Midwifery     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Clinical Sciences, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Danderyd Hospital, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
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