Pregnancy experiences of Western Australian women attending a specialist childbirth and mental illness antenatal clinic
|dc.identifier.citation||Hauck, Yvonne and Allen, Suzanna and Ronchi, Fiona and Faulkner, Deb and Frayne, Jacqueline and Nguyen, Thinh. 2013. Pregnancy experiences of Western Australian women attending a specialist childbirth and mental illness antenatal clinic. Health Care for Women International. 34 (5), pp. 380–394.|
Our purpose was to explore the pregnancy experiences of Australian women attending a specialized Childbirth and Mental Illness (CAMI) antenatal clinic. A qualitative exploratory design was selected to give voice to women with a severe mental illness receiving antenatal care. Telephone interviews with 41 women, 24 primiparous and 17 multiparous, were analysed using thematic analysis. Three themes emerged: ‘Building relationships’, ‘Acknowledged me as a person with special needs’ and ‘Respect and understanding without stigma’. Findings offer insight into care experiences possible within a multidisciplinary model developed to addresses psychiatric and obstetric needs of pregnant women with severe mental illness.
|dc.publisher||Taylor & Francis Group LLC|
|dc.title||Pregnancy experiences of Western Australian women attending a specialist childbirth and mental illness antenatal clinic|
|dcterms.source.title||Health Care for Women International|
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