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Living on the edge of being overstretched--a Norwegian qualitative study of employed pregnant women.
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PMID:  20461603     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this study, our aim was to explore female employees' experiences of work during pregnancy and their expectations of becoming a mother for the first time. We conducted 10 interviews and analyzed the data using qualitative content analysis. The main finding, living on the edge of being overstretched, contained two themes: being exhausted by adapting to professional life and being prepared for becoming a mother. In order to increase the well-being of pregnant employees, women should be provided with information from their supervisors and health care services about pregnancy-related life changes.
Marit Alstveit; Elisabeth Severinsson; Bjørg Karlsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health care for women international     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1096-4665     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Care Women Int     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-12     Completed Date:  2010-08-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411543     Medline TA:  Health Care Women Int     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  533-51     Citation Subset:  N    
Department of Health Studies, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological*
Attitude to Health*
Fatigue / etiology,  psychology
Health Services Needs and Demand
Life Change Events
Maternal Behavior
Occupational Health
Pregnancy Complications / etiology,  psychology
Pregnant Women / psychology*
Qualitative Research
Self Care
Self Efficacy
Time Management
Women, Working / psychology*
Workload / psychology

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