• Jane Lauridsen
  • Ida Blenker Arentsen
4. term, Public Health, Master (Master Programme)
Background: The Danish antenatal care has undergone several improving initiatives, but also cuts. This means that the quality of antenatal care has been discussed widely. A recent initiative has increased the debate about what provides the best conditions for new mothers. This initiative is the introduction of ambulant delivery for first-time mothers. This thesis examines how ambulant delivery is experienced by first-time mothers and examines if the region councils target of increased self-care is consistent with practice.
Aim: How is the initiative “ambulant delivery” experienced by first time mothers and healthcareprofessionals in the region of Southern Denmark? Including: - how can this initiative be improved to accommodate first time mothers self-care to the fullest extent possible?
Methods: Literature survey and qualitative interview study of 3 first-time mothers and 6 healthcare professionals from Haderslev.
Conclusion: Based on the results from this thesis it is concluded, that first-time mothers in many ways represent a heterogeneous group. Their experience with ambulant birth is very individually determined and therefore it can be said, that the initiative can generate both positive and negative experiences. It can be concluded, that self-care is a concept that can be difficult to pursuit in practice, but is possible to increase under certain conditions. Increased self care requires a holistic and appreciative approach with the forces of the mother in focus. Further more a coherent multidisciplinary contribution and most importantly: - the mothers accept of ambulant delivery.
Publication date2 Jun 2014
Number of pages111
External collaboratorHaderslev Sundhedspleje
Sundhedsplejerske Dorte Arentsen doar@haderslev.dk
Haderslev fødeafdeling
Jordemoder Tina Møller Tina.Arp.Moeller@rsyd.dk
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