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dc.contributor.authorOnchonga, David
dc.contributor.authorVárnagya, Ákos
dc.contributor.authorKeraka, Margaret
dc.contributor.authorWainaina, Pius
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-21T13:00:00Z
dc.date.available2020-08-21T13:00:00Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationSexual & Reproductive Healthcare Vol 25, October 2020en_US
dc.identifier.issn1877-5756
dc.identifier.otherhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.srhc.2020.100512
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S187757562030135X
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/20260
dc.descriptionA research article published in Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare Volume 25, October 2020, 100512en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground: Although most expectant women with severe fear of childbirth take pre-birth training sessions, the available literature does not provide substantial emphirical data on its impacts, especially in developing countries like Kenya. Aim: The study aimed at exploring women’s experience from midwife-led integrated pre-birth training and its impact on the fear of childbirth. Method: A qualitative interview was conducted using a thematic analysis. Thirty-three women who had experienced high and severe fear of childbirth, and had completed midwife-led integrated pre-birth training were interviewed one month after giving birth. The interviews were conducted in a maternal and child health clinic in Samburu, Kenya from December 2019 to January 2020. Collected data was analysed based on thematic analysis. Results: The general theme ‘midwife-led integrated pre-birth training promoted constructive disposition and enhanced trust in the process of giving birth’ was validated by the interviewed participants. Their contributions covered three themes: ‘the significance of midwife-led pre-birth training’, ‘the role of efficient communication during pregnancy,’ and ‘adaptation to procedures for improved childbirth experience’. Conclusions: In this study 85% (n = 29) of the participants revealed that midwife-led integrated pre-birth training enhanced their expectations for birth processes. They demonstrated readiness and preparedness for this process, which would lead to improved childbirth outcomes.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.subjectpre-birth trainingen_US
dc.subjectfear of childbirthen_US
dc.titleMidwife-led integrated pre-birth training and its impact on the fear of childbirth. A qualitative interview studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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