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.
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.