An exploratory survey of low-risk pregnant women's perceptions of antenatal care and services in Southern Ireland

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/326238
Title:
An exploratory survey of low-risk pregnant women's perceptions of antenatal care and services in Southern Ireland
Authors:
Murphy, Annette; Wells, John; Chesser-Smyth, Patricia; Sheahan, Linda; Foley, Michelle
Citation:
Murphy A et al. An exploratory survey of low-risk pregnant women's perceptions of antenatal care and services in Southern Ireland. Int J Childbirth 2014 4(3) 169-82
Publisher:
International Journal of Childbirth
Journal:
International Journal of Childbirth
Issue Date:
Sep-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/326238
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Ireland currently has the highest birthrate of the 27 European Union countries which has led to an increase in demand for maternity services. In the Irish Republic, most maternity units have traditionally followed the medical-led model of care, which, as a result, has limited women's choice for maternity care. Although various different midwifery-led schemes are available, concerns exist regarding the knowledge and accessibility of these schemes. The aim of this descriptive, exploratory survey was to explore and determine the views of “low-risk” pregnant women (n = 394) regarding their antenatal care and services. A purposive homogeneous sample comprised the first phase of a mixed methods study and data were analyzed using Predictive Analytics Software. The findings identified a lack of awareness and understanding of the concept of a low-risk pregnancy. Consequently, women identified an overall lack of information and an inability to access available options for their care.
Keywords:
PREGNANCY
Local subject classification:
ANTENATAL CARE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Annetteen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWells, Johnen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChesser-Smyth, Patriciaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSheahan, Lindaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFoley, Michelleen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-19T10:48:57Z-
dc.date.available2014-09-19T10:48:57Z-
dc.date.issued2014-09-
dc.identifier.citationMurphy A et al. An exploratory survey of low-risk pregnant women's perceptions of antenatal care and services in Southern Ireland. Int J Childbirth 2014 4(3) 169-82en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/326238-
dc.descriptionIreland currently has the highest birthrate of the 27 European Union countries which has led to an increase in demand for maternity services. In the Irish Republic, most maternity units have traditionally followed the medical-led model of care, which, as a result, has limited women's choice for maternity care. Although various different midwifery-led schemes are available, concerns exist regarding the knowledge and accessibility of these schemes. The aim of this descriptive, exploratory survey was to explore and determine the views of “low-risk” pregnant women (n = 394) regarding their antenatal care and services. A purposive homogeneous sample comprised the first phase of a mixed methods study and data were analyzed using Predictive Analytics Software. The findings identified a lack of awareness and understanding of the concept of a low-risk pregnancy. Consequently, women identified an overall lack of information and an inability to access available options for their care.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Journal of Childbirthen_GB
dc.subjectPREGNANCYen_GB
dc.subject.otherANTENATAL CAREen_GB
dc.titleAn exploratory survey of low-risk pregnant women's perceptions of antenatal care and services in Southern Irelanden_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Childbirthen_GB
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