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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163287
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Anniversary of Birth Trauma: Failure to Rescue
Author(s):
Beck, Cheryl Tatano
Author Details:
Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA, email: cheryl.beck@uconn.edu
Abstract:
Purpose: The aim of this study was to describe the essence of women's experiences regarding the anniversary of their birth trauma. Background: Up to 21% of women have reported a traumatic childbirth and 1.5% to 6% of women who have experienced birth trauma developed posttraumatic stress disorder. Serious ramifications of birth trauma are beginning to be recognized, such as impaired mother-infant interaction. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): A descriptive, phenomenological design was used. Data were analyzed according to Colaizzi's method. Participants were recruited via the Internet through a charitable trust located in New Zealand called Trauma and Birth Stress. Thirty-seven women sent on attachment stories describing their experiences of the anniversary of their traumatic childbirths. Eighteen women(49%) reported having been diagnosed with PTSD due to childbirth. Results: Four themes emerged: 1. The Prologue: An Agonizing Time. During the period leading up to the anniversary of traumatic births, women were plagued by an array of distressing thoughts and emotions. 2. The Actual Day: A Celebration of a Birthday or the Torment of an Anniversary. What added an extra layer of difficulty to the anniversary was the fact that the day was also suppose to be the celebration of their child's birthday. In order to survive the actual anniversary day, frequently mothers scheduled the birthday party on a different day or week. 3. The Epilogue: A Fragile State. After the anniversary, women needed time to recuperate and heal their raw wounds that had been freshly reopened. 4. Subsequent Anniversaries: For Better or Worse. No consistent pattern was reported by mothers who had experienced more than one anniversary of their birth trauma. For some mothers each successive anniversary was a little easier while for others there was no improvement. Conclusions and Implications: Because of the invisibility of the phenomenon of birth trauma anniversaries, the time is right to broaden the use of "failure to rescue" to these childbearing women.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
19th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Anniversary of Birth Trauma: Failure to Rescueen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBeck, Cheryl Tatanoen_US
dc.author.detailsCheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA, email: cheryl.beck@uconn.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163287-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The aim of this study was to describe the essence of women's experiences regarding the anniversary of their birth trauma. Background: Up to 21% of women have reported a traumatic childbirth and 1.5% to 6% of women who have experienced birth trauma developed posttraumatic stress disorder. Serious ramifications of birth trauma are beginning to be recognized, such as impaired mother-infant interaction. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): A descriptive, phenomenological design was used. Data were analyzed according to Colaizzi's method. Participants were recruited via the Internet through a charitable trust located in New Zealand called Trauma and Birth Stress. Thirty-seven women sent on attachment stories describing their experiences of the anniversary of their traumatic childbirths. Eighteen women(49%) reported having been diagnosed with PTSD due to childbirth. Results: Four themes emerged: 1. The Prologue: An Agonizing Time. During the period leading up to the anniversary of traumatic births, women were plagued by an array of distressing thoughts and emotions. 2. The Actual Day: A Celebration of a Birthday or the Torment of an Anniversary. What added an extra layer of difficulty to the anniversary was the fact that the day was also suppose to be the celebration of their child's birthday. In order to survive the actual anniversary day, frequently mothers scheduled the birthday party on a different day or week. 3. The Epilogue: A Fragile State. After the anniversary, women needed time to recuperate and heal their raw wounds that had been freshly reopened. 4. Subsequent Anniversaries: For Better or Worse. No consistent pattern was reported by mothers who had experienced more than one anniversary of their birth trauma. For some mothers each successive anniversary was a little easier while for others there was no improvement. Conclusions and Implications: Because of the invisibility of the phenomenon of birth trauma anniversaries, the time is right to broaden the use of "failure to rescue" to these childbearing women.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:04:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:04:45Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name19th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationProvidence, Rhode Island, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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