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Experiences of health care in women with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy in Sweden: a qualitative interview study

The knowledge gap of peripartum cardiomyopathy in maternity care personnel is alarming and the deprecation of symptoms and missed diagnosis of peripartum cardiomyopathy can lead to life-threatening consequences. This study explored women’s experiences of health care while being diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy. The results revealed, ‘Exacerbated Suffering’, expressed in three subthemes; ‘not being cared about’, ‘not being cared for’ and ‘not feeling secure.’ Read more, URL:

Launch of book: New Thinking on Improving Maternity Care International Perspectives.

This volume, in which Marie Berg is one of the coeditors, is the result of international research within the COST Action IS907: “Childbirth Cultures, Concerns & Consequences”, aiming at finding and generating the best possible evidence across a range of childbirth practices, contexts, and issues in Europe.

Read more and download the Pressrelease here: Press release 2017

Mapping well-being and self-efficacy of diabetes management in early pregnant women with type 1 diabetes – a new study from the University of Gothenburg

168 pregnant women with type 1 diabetes answered questionnaires in early pregnancy. The aim of the study was to investigate associations among perceived well-being and diabetes self-efficacy of diabetes management.

  • The women reported relatively high scores of self-efficacy in diabetes management
  • A higher capability of self-efficacy in diabetes management, showed positive correlations with self-perceived health and well-being as well as negative correlations with diabetes distress and hypoglycemia worries

Conclusions are that caregivers could support well-being and self-efficacy in diabetes management in women with type 1 diabetes during early pregnancy by trough a person-centred approach :

  1. Strengthen their own capability and responsibility to achieve the defined goals for HbA1C in pregnancy, while making it clear that she can only do as good as she  can in striving for optimal blood glucose levels
  1. Support their manage of daily life with focus on the glycemic control and how to manage fear of hypo- and hyperglycemic episodes

Read the full paper in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Adopting a healthy lifestyle when pregnant and obese – an interview study three years after childbirth

How to support pregnant women with BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2 to make healthy lifestyle changes and limit gestational weight gain is described from the women’s perspective in this newly published study from Gothenburg.

Seventeen women who had participated in a lifestyle intervention during pregnancy (Mighty Mums/Viktiga Mammor) were interviewed 3 years postpartum.

  • Thematic analysis revealed four themes:
  • The child as the main motivation for making healthy changes;
  • A need to be seen and supported on own terms to establish healthy routines;
  • Being able to manage healthy activities and own weight; and
  • Need for additional support to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Conclusions are that the antenatal care provider should:

  1. Address women’s weight in a non-judgmental way using BMI, and provide accurate and appropriate information about the benefits of limited gestational weight gain;
  2. Support the woman on her own terms in a collaborative relationship with the midwife;
  3. Work in partnership to give the woman the tools to self-manage healthy activities, and
  4. Give continued personal support and monitoring to maintain healthy eating and regular physical activity habits after childbirth involving also the partner and family.

Read the full paper in BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth

Successful congress in Gothenburg for Nordic midwives

Nine of the researcher and doctoral students in the childbirth research group participated in the NJF congress last week together with 800 participants (mainly midwives) from the Nordic countries. The congress consisted of a mixture of research, history, culture and thoughts for the future.

Shurouq Hawamdeh

Shurouq Hawamdeh

Ida Lyckestam Thelin

Ida Lyckestam Thelin












Doctoral student Shurouq Hawamdeh presented part of her thesis about midwives’ attitude towards labour pain: expectations and perceptions by Jordanian women. The study was carried out in the largest public hospital in Jordan with 18.000 births each year.

Ida Lyckestam Thelin presented one of the studies in her thesis about VBAC (vaginal birth after previous Caesarean section). Ida’s presentation was based on interviews with women in Sweden, a country with high VBAC rate about their experiences.

The congress was closed with a presentation by Ingela Wiklund former president of the Swedish Association of Midwives.

Ingela Wiklund