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Lundgren, Ingela
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Nilsson, C., van Limbeek, E., Vehvilainen-Julkunen, K. & Lundgren, I. (2017). Vaginal birth after caesarean - Views of women from countries with high VBAC rate. Qualitative Health Research, 27(3), 325-340
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vaginal birth after caesarean - Views of women from countries with high VBAC rate
2017 (English)In: Qualitative Health Research, ISSN 1049-7323, E-ISSN 1552-7557, Vol. 27, no 3, p. 325-340Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite the consequences for women’s health, a repeat cesarean section (CS) birth after a previous CS is common in Western countries. Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) is recommended for most women, yet VBAC rates are decreasing and vary across maternity organizations and countries. We investigated women’s views on factors of importance for improving the rate of VBAC in countries where VBAC rates are high. We interviewed 22 women who had experienced VBAC in Finland, the Netherlands, and Sweden. We used content analysis, which revealed five categories: receiving information from supportive clinicians, receiving professional support from a calm and confident midwife/obstetrician during childbirth, knowing the advantages of VBAC, letting go of the previous childbirth in preparation for the new birth, and viewing VBAC as the first alternative for all involved when no complications are present. These findings reflect not only women’s needs but also sociocultural factors influencing their views on VBAC.

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13440 (URN)10.1177/1049732315612041 (DOI)000394093500003 ()26531882 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85009814134 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-01-14 Created: 2018-01-14 Last updated: 2018-04-20Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, C., Lundgren, I., Smith, V., Vehvilainen-Julkunen, K., Nicoletti, J., Devane, D., . . . Begley, C. (2015). Women-centred interventions to increase vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC): A systematic review.. Midwifery, 31(7), 657-63, Article ID S0266-6138(15)00118-7.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Women-centred interventions to increase vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC): A systematic review.
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2015 (English)In: Midwifery, ISSN 0266-6138, E-ISSN 1532-3099, Vol. 31, no 7, p. 657-63, article id S0266-6138(15)00118-7Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the effectiveness of women-centred interventions during pregnancy and birth to increase rates of vaginal birth after caesarean.

DESIGN: we searched bibliographic databases for randomised trials or cluster randomised trials on women-centred interventions during pregnancy and birth designed to increase VBAC rates in women with at least one previous caesarean section. Comparator groups included standard or usual care or an alternative treatment aimed at increasing VBAC rates. The methodological quality of included studies was assessed independently by two authors using the Effective Public Health Practice Project quality assessment tool. Outcome data were extracted independently from each included study by two review authors.

FINDINGS: in total, 821 citations were identified and screened by title and abstract; 806 were excluded and full text of 15 assessed. Of these, 12 were excluded leaving three papers included in the review. Two studies evaluated the effectiveness of decision aids for mode of birth and one evaluated the effectiveness of an antenatal education programme. The findings demonstrate that neither the use of decision aids nor information/education of women have a significant effect on VBAC rates. Nevertheless, decision-aids significantly decrease women's decisional conflict about mode of birth, and information programmes significantly increase their knowledge about the risks and benefits of possible modes of birth.

KEY CONCLUSIONS: few studies evaluated women-centred interventions designed to improve VBAC rates, and all interventions were applied in pregnancy only, none during the birth. There is an urgent need to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of all types of women-centred interventions during pregnancy and birth, designed to improve VBAC rates.

IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: decision-aids and information programmes during pregnancy should be provided for women as, even though they do not affect the rate of VBAC, they decrease women's decisional conflict and increase their knowledge about possible modes of birth.

Keywords
Caesarean section, CS, Systematic review, Vaginal birth after caesarean, VBAC, Women-centred intervention
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13982 (URN)10.1016/j.midw.2015.04.003 (DOI)000356237500002 ()25931275 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84930924307 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-04-16 Created: 2018-04-16 Last updated: 2018-04-18Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, C., Robertson, E. & Lundgren, I. (2012). The meaning of women's long-term experiences of birth and fear of childbirth. In: : . Paper presented at 16th Annual Congress of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The meaning of women's long-term experiences of birth and fear of childbirth
2012 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Integrated Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6792 (URN)2320/11052 (Local ID)2320/11052 (Archive number)2320/11052 (OAI)
Conference
16th Annual Congress of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ)
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2018-04-20Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, C., Bondas, T. & Lundgren, I. (2011). Previous birth experience in women with intense fear of childbirth. In: : . Paper presented at The 29th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, Durban, South Africa, 19-23 June 2011..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Previous birth experience in women with intense fear of childbirth
2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Integrated Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6791 (URN)10.1111/j.1552-6909.2010.01139.x (DOI)000277710500007 ()20576072 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-77954071522 (Scopus ID)2320/11030 (Local ID)2320/11030 (Archive number)2320/11030 (OAI)
Conference
The 29th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, Durban, South Africa, 19-23 June 2011.
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2018-04-20Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, C., Bondas, T. & Lundgren, I. (2010). Previous birth experience in women with intense fear of childbirth. In: : . Paper presented at 18th Nordic Midwifery Congress: Midwife 2010 Practice and Science, Bella Center, Copenhagem Denmark, 3-5 June, 2010.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Previous birth experience in women with intense fear of childbirth
2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE: To describe the meaning of previous experiences of childbirth in pregnant women who have exhibited intense fear of childbirth such that it has an impact on their daily lives. DESIGN: A descriptive phenomenological study. SETTING: A maternity clinic for women with fear of childbirth in the western part of Sweden. PARTICIPANTS: Nine women with intense fear of childbirth who were pregnant with their second child and considered their previous birth experiences negative. METHODS: Interviews that were transcribed verbatim and analyzed with a reflective life-world approach. RESULTS: The essential meanings that emerged were a sense of not being present in the delivery room and an incomplete childbirth experience. The women felt as if they had no place there, that they were unable to take their place, and that even if the midwife was present, she did not provide support. The experience remained etched in the women's minds and gave rise to feelings of fear, loneliness, and lack of faith in their ability to give birth and diminished trust in maternity care. These experiences contrasted with brief moments that made sense. CONCLUSIONS: Previous childbirth experiences for pregnant women with intense fear of childbirth have a deep influence and can be related to suffering and birth trauma. The implication is to provide maternity care where the nurse/midwife is present and supports women during birth in a way that enables them to be present and take their place during birth.

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Integrated Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6790 (URN)10.1111/j.1552-6909.2010.01139.x (DOI)000277710500007 ()20576072 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-77954071522 (Scopus ID)2320/11029 (Local ID)2320/11029 (Archive number)2320/11029 (OAI)
Conference
18th Nordic Midwifery Congress: Midwife 2010 Practice and Science, Bella Center, Copenhagem Denmark, 3-5 June, 2010
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2018-04-20Bibliographically approved
Lundgren, I., Karlsdottir, S. I. & Bondas, T. (2009). Long-Term Memories and Experiences of Childbirth in a Nordic Context: A Secondary Analysis. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 4(2), 115-128
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Long-Term Memories and Experiences of Childbirth in a Nordic Context: A Secondary Analysis
2009 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 4, no 2, p. 115-128Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The experience of childbirth is an important life experience for women. However, in-depth knowledge about long-term experiences is limited. The aim of the study was to describe women’s experiences two to 20 years after birth. This study is a part of a meta-synthesis project about childbearing in the Nordic countries. Methodologically, the study was a secondary analysis performed on original data from three selected qualitative studies by the authors, in three Nordic countries, Finland, Iceland and Sweden, and in two different forms of care, birth centre care and standard maternity care. There were 29 participants, both primipara and multiparous women. The result from this study shows that women, in a long-term perspective describe childbirth as an encounter with different participants and the most important is with the midwife. The midwife is also important in connection to the atmosphere experienced during birth. The childbirth experience has a potential to strengthen self-confidence and trust in others or, on the contrary, it can mean failure or distrust. Impersonal encounters linger feelings of being abandoned and alone. This dimension is in particular demonstrated in the description of the woman who had given birth at standard maternity care. The conclusion of this study is that childbirth experience has a potential to strengthen self-confidence and trust in others or on the contrary failure or distrust. Maternity care should be organized in a way that emphasis this aspects of care.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Co-Action Publishing, 2009
Keywords
childbirth
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-2586 (URN)10.1080/17482620802423414 (DOI)2320/5200 (Local ID)2320/5200 (Archive number)2320/5200 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2017-12-01
Bondas, T. & Lundgren, I. (2009). Women’s experiences of childbirth, care and support: a metasynthesis. In: : . Paper presented at Paper presented at the Qualitative Health Research Conference in Vancouver, Canada.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Women’s experiences of childbirth, care and support: a metasynthesis
2009 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6228 (URN)2320/5608 (Local ID)2320/5608 (Archive number)2320/5608 (OAI)
Conference
Paper presented at the Qualitative Health Research Conference in Vancouver, Canada
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2016-11-19Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, C. & Lundgren, I. (2009). Women's lived experiences of fear of childbirth. Midwifery, 25(2), 1-9
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Women's lived experiences of fear of childbirth
2009 (English)In: Midwifery, ISSN 0266-6138, E-ISSN 1532-3099, Vol. 25, no 2, p. 1-9Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE: to describe women's lived experience of fear of childbirth.

DESIGN: a qualitative study using a phenomenological approach and a lifeworld perspective. Data were collected via tape-recorded interviews. SETTING: Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden in 2003. PARTICIPANTS: eight pregnant women (24-37 gestational weeks) seeking help within an outpatient clinic for women with severe fear of childbirth. Two of the women were primiparous.

FINDINGS: four constituents were identified: feeling of danger that threatens and appeals; feeling trapped; feeling like an inferior mother-to-be and on your own. The essential structure was described as 'to lose oneself as a woman into loneliness'.

KEY CONCLUSIONS: fear of childbirth affects women in such a way that they start to doubt themselves and feel uncertain of their ability to bear and give birth to a child. Previous birth experience was central to the multiparous women. They described their experiences of suffering in relation to the care they received during childbirth. This mainly concerned pain and negative experiences with staff.

IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: pregnant women who fear childbirth are an exposed group in need of much support during pregnancy and childbirth. The encounter between the woman and the midwife can be a way of breaking down the feeling of loneliness and restoring the woman's trust in herself as a childbearing woman.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Churchill Livingstone, 2009
Keywords
Midwifery
National Category
Nursing Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-2157 (URN)10.1016/j.midw.2007.01.017 (DOI)000285089900001 ()17512645 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-61749088458 (Scopus ID)2320/2319 (Local ID)2320/2319 (Archive number)2320/2319 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2018-04-20Bibliographically approved
Hammarlund, K., Lundgren, I. & Nyström, M. (2008). In the heat of the night it is difficult to get it right: teenager's attitudes and values toward sexual risk-taking. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 3(2), 103-112
Open this publication in new window or tab >>In the heat of the night it is difficult to get it right: teenager's attitudes and values toward sexual risk-taking
2008 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 103-112Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study, using a hermeneutic approach, is based on data from four focus group interviews with 25 Swedish teenagers participating, ranging from 18-19 years of age. The aim is to gain a deeper understanding of teenagers' values and attitudes towards sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and sexual risk-taking. The teenagers seem to seek an excuse to fend off responsibility and deny their sexual risk-taking, an excuse provided by drunkenness. Under the influence of alcohol, teenagers are not too shy to have sex but remain embarrassed to talk about condom use. It seems as though the dialogue feels more intimate than the intercourse when it comes to protecting ones sexual health. To be able to act out in this sexual risk-taking the teenager often views the partner in a one-night-stand as an object, as opposed to a love relationship where they view their partner as subject, a person they care for. Engaging in sexual risk-taking often starts at a club where the teenagers go out to socialize and drink alcohol. They then play a game and a part of the game is to pretend that they do not play a game. In this game, certain rules are to be followed and the rules are set up by the girl, mainly to protect the romantic image of being carefully selected and thereby protected from being stigmatized as “sluts” or “whores”.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Co-Action Publishing, 2008
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-2460 (URN)10.1080/17482620802042149 (DOI)2320/4234 (Local ID)2320/4234 (Archive number)2320/4234 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2017-11-19Bibliographically approved
Lundgren, I., Karlsdottir, I. & Bondas, T. (2008). Long-time memories and experiences of childbirth in a Nordic context. In: : . Paper presented at Nordic College of Caring Science's konferens i vårdvetenskap, Högskolan i Borås 9-11 april 2008.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Long-time memories and experiences of childbirth in a Nordic context
2008 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6070 (URN)2320/4474 (Local ID)2320/4474 (Archive number)2320/4474 (OAI)
Conference
Nordic College of Caring Science's konferens i vårdvetenskap, Högskolan i Borås 9-11 april 2008
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2017-10-05Bibliographically approved
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