Korean J Women Health Nurs.  2010 Sep;16(3):215-223. 10.4069/kjwhn.2010.16.3.215.

Childbirth Experience of Participants in Lamaze Childbirth Education

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Dong-A University, Korea. jheeyeo@donga.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was intended to explore the essential structure and the meanings of childbirth experiences among Korean women participated in Lamaze childbirth education.
METHODS
Giorgi's phenomenological method was used to analyze data collected by in-depth interviews with six primiparous women from March to July 2009.
RESULTS
Five components identified in the meanings of experience: 'Simplicity', 'Self-control', 'Uncontrollable pain', 'Spiritual maturity', 'Physiologic event'.
CONCLUSION
The study results revealed that the childbirth experience was positive generally, partially influenced by Lamaze childbirth education. But, meanings of childbirth experience with Lamaze childbirth education were mostly physiological respect related to labor pain or one's own efforts to endure labor pain. Therefore, nursing strategies for drawing emotional and socio-environmental experiences from childbirth experience with Lamaze childbirth education is needed.

Keyword

Natural childbirth; Qualitative research
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