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dc.contributor.advisor Matlala, S. F. Maswanganyi, Tebogo Rosemary 2019-03-06T09:55:52Z 2019-03-06T09:55:52Z 2018
dc.description Thesis (MPH.) --University of Limpopo, 2018 en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: When pregnant women deliver fresh stillbirths, their expectations and happiness are heartlessly substituted by mourning for their loss. The consequences are psychosocial and physiological. Mothers begin to search for answers while feeling guilt and shame; some accept blame for their babies‟ death. Their experiences are determined by the care they received from healthcare workers during delivery and grieving period. They complain that doctors and nurses care about the fact that the baby has been delivered and do not care about the emotional trauma that the mother is experiencing. Objectives: To identify, explore and describe experiences of women who delivered fresh stillbirths at a public hospital. Methods: A qualitative and descriptive phenomenological study was conducted using an in-depth phenomenological interview technique to collect data. Due to data saturation, nine purposively selected mothers participated. Interviews were conducted in the local language, and field notes were also collected. Interview recordings were transcribed and translated and analysed using open coding thematic analysis. Results: Some women experienced feelings of guilt, sadness, hurt, sense of failure, shock and self-blame. Some needed counselling whereas others were doing fine without it. Some experienced lack of sympathy from healthcare workers. Conclusions: Giving birth to a stillborn baby is a painful experience for women and their families. Healthcare workers should care for such mothers after delivery. Keywords: Stillbirth; postnatal care, phenomenological study design, field notes en_US
dc.description.sponsorship AMREF en_US
dc.format.extent x,55 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Stillbirth en_US
dc.subject Postnatal care en_US
dc.subject Phenomenological study design en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Stillbirth -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Childbirth -- Psychological aspects en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Postnatal care en_US
dc.title The experiences of women who delivered fresh stillbirths at a hospital in Waterburg district, Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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