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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308450
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Mothers' Lived Experiences of Childbirth
Author(s):
Nichols, Mary Reid
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Theta
Author Details:
Mary Reid Nichols, PhD, APRN, FNP, mary.nichols@frontier.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Despite effects on adjustment to motherhood, a woman’s childbirth experience is an important yet often under-reported phenomenon. The purposes of the larger mixed method study were to examine intrapartal and postpartum adjustment to new parenthood among psychosocial variables and to describe maternal childbirth experiences. This report will focus on the qualitative data, the lived experiences of childbirth from a subsample of first time mothers. This descriptive longitudinal study focused on quantitative and qualitative data from subjects recruited from military and civilian prenatal settings and included responses from 146 married first-time mothers, aged 18-39, at 6-8 weeks after the delivery of a healthy newborn. The focus of the current report is to describe quantitative data: personal variables (demographics, paternal-fetal attachment), intrapartal variables (childbirth satisfaction, paternal childbirth involvement) and postpartum variables (parenting sense of competence, ease of transition to parenthood) as well as perspectives about childbirth experiences for a subsample of 100 mothers. The qualitative data was examined for themes using content analysis where the maternal childbirth experiences were described as being both positive and negative. Findings supported the Nichols’ Adjustment to New Parenthood Model where intrapartal and postpartum variables are positively correlated and prenatal and intrapartal variables are predictive of positive adjustment to parenthood. Mothers reported positive and negative aspects about her perceptions of the birth experience and analysis of responses to the open-ended questions resulted in three themes: caring, connection and control.  Maternal childbirth experiences have been found to have an impact on overall family adjustment and the current findings are expected to guide future research designed to identify resources for childbearing families. The findings are also expected to guide the development and testing of clinical interventions designed to maximize childbirth and new parent experiences and to further test the application of the Adjustment to New Parenthood Model.
Keywords:
mothers; birth
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMothers' Lived Experiences of Childbirthen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNichols, Mary Reiden_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Thetaen_GB
dc.author.detailsMary Reid Nichols, PhD, APRN, FNP, mary.nichols@frontier.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308450-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Despite effects on adjustment to motherhood, a woman’s childbirth experience is an important yet often under-reported phenomenon. The purposes of the larger mixed method study were to examine intrapartal and postpartum adjustment to new parenthood among psychosocial variables and to describe maternal childbirth experiences. This report will focus on the qualitative data, the lived experiences of childbirth from a subsample of first time mothers. This descriptive longitudinal study focused on quantitative and qualitative data from subjects recruited from military and civilian prenatal settings and included responses from 146 married first-time mothers, aged 18-39, at 6-8 weeks after the delivery of a healthy newborn. The focus of the current report is to describe quantitative data: personal variables (demographics, paternal-fetal attachment), intrapartal variables (childbirth satisfaction, paternal childbirth involvement) and postpartum variables (parenting sense of competence, ease of transition to parenthood) as well as perspectives about childbirth experiences for a subsample of 100 mothers. The qualitative data was examined for themes using content analysis where the maternal childbirth experiences were described as being both positive and negative. Findings supported the Nichols’ Adjustment to New Parenthood Model where intrapartal and postpartum variables are positively correlated and prenatal and intrapartal variables are predictive of positive adjustment to parenthood. Mothers reported positive and negative aspects about her perceptions of the birth experience and analysis of responses to the open-ended questions resulted in three themes: caring, connection and control.  Maternal childbirth experiences have been found to have an impact on overall family adjustment and the current findings are expected to guide future research designed to identify resources for childbearing families. The findings are also expected to guide the development and testing of clinical interventions designed to maximize childbirth and new parent experiences and to further test the application of the Adjustment to New Parenthood Model.en_GB
dc.subjectmothersen_GB
dc.subjectbirthen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:31:32Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:31:32Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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