The impact of a traumatic birth: An exploration of mothers’ experiences

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/314589
Title:
The impact of a traumatic birth: An exploration of mothers’ experiences
Authors:
Todd, Ann M.
Abstract:
This study took a qualitative approach to explore mothers’ experiences of the impact of traumatic birth. Four women who had experienced a self-defined traumatic birth took part in taped semi-structured interviews. Interpretative phenomenological analysis was chosen as the means of evaluation. The research found mothers experienced feelings of fear, shock and being out of control during the trauma. Coping mechanisms of dissociation and repression were reported. Feelings of failure, anger, inadequacy and depression featured postpartum. The trauma also impacted on marital relationships, mother baby bonding, attachment behaviour and decisions about future pregnancies. Post traumatic growth was also a feature of the impact of traumatic birth.
Advisors:
Parnell, Tony
Publisher:
University of Chester
Publication Date:
Oct-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/314589
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Masters Dissertations

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorParnell, Tonyen
dc.contributor.authorTodd, Ann M.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-25T11:23:06Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-25T11:23:06Zen
dc.date.issued2013-10en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/314589en
dc.description.abstractThis study took a qualitative approach to explore mothers’ experiences of the impact of traumatic birth. Four women who had experienced a self-defined traumatic birth took part in taped semi-structured interviews. Interpretative phenomenological analysis was chosen as the means of evaluation. The research found mothers experienced feelings of fear, shock and being out of control during the trauma. Coping mechanisms of dissociation and repression were reported. Feelings of failure, anger, inadequacy and depression featured postpartum. The trauma also impacted on marital relationships, mother baby bonding, attachment behaviour and decisions about future pregnancies. Post traumatic growth was also a feature of the impact of traumatic birth.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren
dc.subjectinterpretative phenomenological analysisen
dc.subjectfeelingsen
dc.subjecttraumatic birthen
dc.titleThe impact of a traumatic birth: An exploration of mothers’ experiencesen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnameMAen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen
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