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Laboring to Mother in the Context of Past Trauma: The Transition to Motherhood.
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PMID:  24501114     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The occurrence of interpersonal trauma is a reality for many women, with effects that often persist long after the traumatic events end. The purpose of this feminist grounded theory study was to examine how past trauma shaped the lives of women as they became new mothers. We recruited a purposive sample of 32 women from two Canadian communities and conducted semistructured, dialogic interviews during the second trimester of pregnancy. We analyzed data using thematic content analytic methods, including open coding whereby we read transcripts line by line and applied codes to portions of text that illustrated concepts or themes. The substantive grounded theory, "laboring to mother in the context of past trauma," describes the exceedingly difficult emotional and cognitive work undertaken by pregnant women with histories of trauma as they anticipate becoming mothers. In this article, we present key components of the theory and offer recommendations for health and social service providers.
Helene Berman; Robin Mason; Jodi Hall; Susan Rodger; Catherine C Classen; Marilyn K Evans; Lori E Ross; Gloria Alvernaz Mulcahy; Leonarda Carranza; Fatmeh Al-Zoubi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-2-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Qualitative health research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1049-7323     ISO Abbreviation:  Qual Health Res     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-2-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9202144     Medline TA:  Qual Health Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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