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Women’s experiences of cervical ripening as inpatients on an antenatal ward

Brown, S.J.S. and Furber, C.M. (2015) Women’s experiences of cervical ripening as inpatients on an antenatal ward. Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, 6 (4). pp. 219-225. DOI: 10.1016/j.srhc.2015.06.003

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Abstract

Objective: To gain an insight into women�s lived experiences of inpatient cervical ripening, in the context of usual care, whilst they were admitted as inpatients on an antenatal ward. Methods: A qualitative design was used guided by an interpretative phenomenological approach. Seven women who had experienced inpatient cervical ripening on an antenatal ward in Wales (UK) agreed to participate in the study. Data were gathered from semi-structured interviews and analysed thematically. Results: Four overarching themes were identified relating to participants� support from significant others, their understanding of the procedure, perception of their own physiological sensations, and their sense of freedom within the ward environment. Conclusions: Strict adherence to ward rules and procedures appeared to undermine women�s experiences of cervical ripening as inpatients on an antenatal ward. Facilitating the continued presence of family members, improving the provision of information, listening to women and enhancing their perception of freedom within the ward environment are strategies that may have a positive influence on women�s experiences of inpatient cervical ripening. This study has provided an insight into women�s experiences of usual care, during the cervical ripening procedure, as inpatients on an antenatal ward.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Health and Behavioural Sciences > North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2015 04:42
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2015 04:42
ISSN: 1877-5756
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/5919
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1016/j.srhc.2015.06.003
Publisher: Elsevier
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