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Losing contact with one´s unborn baby: Mothers experiences prior to receiving news that their baby has died in utero
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7385-5649
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4875-1407
2010 (English)In: ISA aand ISPID Joint Conference, Sydney, 2010Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Introduction:If a mother experiences a change in the pattern of movement of here unborn baby, it could be indicative that the baby is unwell or has died in utero. Aim: To study mother´s experiences during the time prior to receiving news that their unborn baby has died in utero. Method: In- depth interviews ware conducted with 26 mothers whose babies died prior to birth, witch were then analysed using content analysis. Results: Twent-two mothers descriebed a premoniation that something had happened to their unborn baby, a sense based on al lack of movement from the baby. Six cathegories were constructed from the analysis of the interviews decribing the mother´s insight that the babys life was in threatened; 1. Not feelning in touch with their baby 2. Worry 3. Wanting information 4. Not understanding the unbelievable 5. Wanting information 6. being certain that their baby had died. The overarching theme- "There is something wrong" was formulated. The mother´s experiences can be illustrated as a gradually descending a staircase towards the insight that their baby´s life was threatened. Conclusion: The mothers tried to curb their worry by normalising the baby´s lack of movement. Additionally, reassurance frpm fa,ily and healt-care proefessionals delayed an investigation of the baby´s wellbeing. The mother could not understand the unbelievable; that the baby had died in utero.

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Sydney, 2010.
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Abstracts of the Joint Conference of the International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA) and International Society for the Study and Prevention of Infant Death (ISPID) , ISSN 1034-4810 ; supplement 3
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-5974OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:5974DiVA: diva2:522429
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ISA aand ISPID Joint Conference , Sydney, October 9, 2010
Available from: 2011-09-29 Created: 2011-09-29 Last updated: 2015-06-12Bibliographically approved

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