'dis ɔhord' : one woman’s experience of confronting and understanding the lived experience of birth

Kay, Lesley and Calonder, Caroline (2019) 'dis ɔhord' : one woman’s experience of confronting and understanding the lived experience of birth. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, 29(1), pp. 90-94. ISSN (print) 0961-5555 (In Press)

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Abstract

In sharing elements of one woman's birth experience, the psychological harm it caused her, and the means she used (and continues to use) to understand, and come to terms with the experience, the paper highlights some of the distressing and harmful sequelae which can arise when a woman’s disembodied experience of birth is accepted as normal and mainstream. Further it emphasises the need for healthcare professionals to actively work to safeguard women’s emotional health, and the value of art as a means of confronting and recovering from birth trauma.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Art and design
Education
Health services research
Nursing and midwifery
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education > School of Allied Health, Midwifery and Social Care
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Depositing User: Lesley Kay
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2019 09:12
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2019 11:28
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/42613

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