Leamon, J., 2004. Making meaning: women’s birth narratives (MIDIRS Comments). MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, 14 (4), pp. 458-459.
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Abstract by Lynn Callister: "Birth stories are personal narratives grounded in the pivotal life experience of giving birth. Richly descriptive birth narratives from culturally diverse childbearing women document the importance of listening to the voices of women. Benefits of sharing birth stories include the opportunity for integration of a major event into the framework of a mother's life; the opportunity to share a significant life experience; the opportunity to discuss fears, concerns, 'missing pieces' or feelings of inadequacy or disappointment; the opportunity for the woman to gain an understanding of her strenghts; and the opportunity to connect with other women. Providing women with the opportunity to share their birth stories is an important nursing intervention". (Callister, L. JOGNN, vol.33, no.4, 2004, pp.508-518). MIDIRS comments are written in this article by Dr. Jen Leamon.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Lynn Callister - Birth stories; Childbirth|
|Subjects:||Technology > Medicine and Health|
|Group:||School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Health|
|Deposited By:||Mr Adam Field|
|Deposited On:||28 Sep 2007|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 14:43|
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