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dc.contributor.authorCheyne, Helenen_UK
dc.contributor.authorTerry, Richarden_UK
dc.contributor.authorNiven, Catherineen_UK
dc.contributor.authorDowding, Dawnen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHundley, Vanoraen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMcNamee, Paulen_UK
dc.description.abstractIn spite of the advice from midwives to stay at home for as long as possible after the perceived onset of labour, many women still present at hospital in the very early stages of labour. In this qualitative study, 21 women discussed their early labour experiences, and factors which influenced their decisions regarding when to go to hospital. The data were transcribed and analysed using latent content analysis. We found a combination of uncertainty, pain and anxiety influenced women's early labour decisions. While many felt they were coping well with their labour on admission, women often wanted to be in hospital 'just in case' and lacked the confidence to cope with labour at home. We suggest that the relationship between anxiety and timing of admission should be investigated further and that the value of midwifery support and reassurance in the latent and early stages of labour should not be underestimated.en_UK
dc.publisherMark Allen Publishingen_UK
dc.relationCheyne H, Terry R, Niven C, Dowding D, Hundley V & McNamee P (2007) 'Should I come in now?': a study of women's early labour experiences. British Journal of Midwifery, 15 (10), pp. 604-609.
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dc.subjectLabor (Obstetrics) Psychological aspectsen_UK
dc.subjectHospitals Admission and dischargeen_UK
dc.title'Should I come in now?': a study of women's early labour experiencesen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleBritish Journal of Midwiferyen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Yorken_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Aberdeenen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorCheyne, Helen|0000-0001-5738-8390en_UK
local.rioxx.authorTerry, Richard|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorNiven, Catherine|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorDowding, Dawn|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHundley, Vanora|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMcNamee, Paul|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameCheyne - Should I come in now.pdfen_UK
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