The meaning of a bad childbirth experience

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Marie Berg - University of Gothenburg

Description:

Objective
Being pregnant and giving birth is a pivotal life event and one that a woman ordinarily remembers for most of her life. A negative childbirth experience can affect a woman’s health well beyond the episode of the labour and birth itself. This study explored the meaning of a bad childbirth as experienced by women who have given birth in Rwanda.

Methods
In a cross-sectional household study conducted in Northern Province and in Kigali City, the capital of Rwanda, a structured questionnaire was answered by women who had given birth 1 to 13 months earlier. One question answered by 898 women asked them to rate their overall experience of childbirth from 0 (very bad) to 10 (very good). Of these, 28 women (3.1%) rating the childbirth experience as bad (< 4) were contacted for individual interviews. Seventeen of these women accepted to participate in individual in-depth interviews. The texts were analysed with a reflective lifeworld approach.

Results
The essential meaning of a “bad” childbirth experience was that the women had been exposed to disrespectful care, constituted by neglect, v

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Responsible department/unit:

University of Gothenburg, Institute of Medicine

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Marie Berg - University of Gothenburg

Contributor(s):

Judith Mukamurigo - University of Gothenburg

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 1027

Description:

Objective
Being pregnant and giving birth is a pivotal life event and one that a woman ordinarily remembers for most of her life. A negative childbirth experience can affect a woman’s health well beyond the episode of the labour and birth itself. This study explored the meaning of a bad childbirth as experienced by women who have given birth in Rwanda.

Methods
In a cross-sectional household study conducted in Northern Province and in Kigali City, the capital of Rwanda, a structured questionnaire was answered by women who had given birth 1 to 13 months earlier. One question answered by 898 women asked them to rate their overall experience of childbirth from 0 (very bad) to 10 (very good). Of these, 28 women (3.1%) rating the childbirth experience as bad (< 4) were contacted for individual interviews. Seventeen of these women accepted to participate in individual in-depth interviews. The texts were analysed with a reflective lifeworld approach.

Results
The essential meaning of a “bad” childbirth experience was that the women had been exposed to disrespectful care, constituted by neglect, v

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Language:

English

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Rwanda

Geographic description: Kigali City and Northerm Province

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Contact for questions about the data:

Judith Mukamurigo

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The meaning of a bad childbirth experience: A qualitative study with women in Rwanda

Suggested citation:

Marie Berg. University of Gothenburg, Institute of Medicine (2017). The meaning of a bad childbirth experience: A qualitative study with women in Rwanda. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002900

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Marie Berg - University of Gothenburg

Data format / data structure:

Text

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 2015-01-05 — 2015-02-28

Source of the data: Population group

Time period(s) investigated:

2014-01-05 — 2015-02-28

Published: 2017-06-21
Last updated: 2020-01-27