Kvinnors upplevelse av planerad hemförlossning i Skandinavien: Women´s experience of planned home birth in the Scandinavian countries
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesis
Background: In Sweden and Norway planned home birth is not included in the health care system. In Denmark women with expected low risk birth have the right to choose home birth. Registrations of home births in the Nordic countries are not completed and women’s experiences of planned home birth in Scandinavian context are not earlier described.
Objective: The aim of this study was to describe women’s experiences of planned home birth in the Scandinavian countries.
Design: Inductive content analysis. Fifty-three Scandinavian women who have experienced planned home birth have replied an open question in a questionnaire.
Findings: In the analysis five categories and twelve subcategories emerged. The categories were, to feel secure, experiences of support, being in control, harmony and insecurity. The women felt secure and calm in their own homes. They felt being in control, secure, support and trust in the midwife, relatives and the own body. What worried the women most in presence of the delivery was that the midwife should not be present.
Keywords: Home birth, experiences, women.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Falun, 2011. , 36 p.
Hemförlossning, kvinnor, upplevelser
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:du-6047OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:6047DiVA: diva2:519149