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Patricia Leahy-Warren, Marianne Nieuwenhuijze, Ibone Olza-Fernandez, Yael Benyamini, Margaret Murphy, Esther Crespo-Mirasol, Maria Kazmierczak, Andria Spyridou, Lea Takacs, Steffi Savona Ventura, Sigridur Sia Jonsdottir
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The psychological experience of physiological childbirth: a protocol for a systematic review of qualitative studies
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Normal childbirth is a dynamic process in which both the fetal and maternal physiologies and psychosocial contexts interact. Labour progress is evaluated with only “objective” measures such as cervical dilation or contractions pattern as recorded in the partogram proposed by the WHO. The importance of women’s psychological status throughout the childbearing experience is now well acknowledged. Childbirth is a profound psychological experience with a deep impact in women, an impact that is physical, psychical and existential. The description of the psychological processes and experiences that happen during physiological childbirth will likely improve the care women receive during childbirth and facilitate the future understanding of its neural correlates, an important step also for the prevention of some mental disorders.
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