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: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2393/16/386

Midwives’ lived experience of a birth where the woman suffers an obstetric anal sphincter injury – A phenomenological study

The occurrence of obstetric anal sphincter injuries has increased in Sweden during the last twenty years. From women’s point of view, the experience of sustaining a sphincter injury during childbirth appears to be a complex phenomenon that affects them both physiologically and psychologically and alters their understanding of their identity as sexual beings. (mer…)